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Kalar Origin?

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Re: Kalar Origin?

Posted: 12 Feb 2002 12:50PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 24 Jan 2004 10:07PM GMT
Surnames: Kalar, Channell
According to our family lore, the name is German. Maxwell Hu, in his book about Tucker County, mentions that the Kalar folks are German. We think that the name was Koehler or Kahler or Kaylor. They may have been illiterate and spelled it as they heard it.

I have been in touch with a Kalar family living in northern Minnesota whose ancestor, John Kalar, immigrated to the US from Slovenia in the early 1900's. We found no connection between these folks and the Kalar folks of VA, MD, and WV.
They told me that, to their knowledge, the last name has always been spelled 'Kalar'.

I was in touch, via e-mail, with a gentleman who lives in Canada and has the last name of Kalar. He is from India!

There is a story in our family that Johnson Marshall Kalar gave considerable money for mission work in the area where the Kalar River is located - that the river and other places there were named for him. True? Don't know.

Are you part of this family? If so, I would like to hear back from you. My mother is a Kalar.


Beth Webb

SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Elizabeth 25 Aug 2001 7:40PM GMT 
BethKWebb43 12 Feb 2002 7:50PM GMT 
BFox4919 5 Mar 2002 5:24AM GMT 
BethKWebb43 5 Mar 2002 6:28PM GMT 
Shauna Kalar 20 Oct 2002 3:23AM GMT 
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