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Map of attested locations

Surname: Kalējs

Origin: Latvian

Meaning: Smith

Old Spellings: Kalej, Kaleij, Kaley, Kalehj, Kalleij, Kalley

Cyrillic Spelling: Калейс

Handwritten Cyrillic: To be added

Variations and Alternate Spellings: Kalēja

Related Surnames: Dzelzkalējs, Grāvkalējs, Krievukalējs, Sidrabkalējs, Smiltskalējs, Šmits, Zoskalējs

Possible place name borrowing? Yes

Attested Locations: Cesvaine*, Grobiņa, Ikšķile, Kauguri, Lāde, Lēdurga, Sece, Smiltene, Snēpele, Turaida, Valmiera, Vijciems

Famous individuals with this surname: Unknown