Balk Family History

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Balk Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a Slavic equivalent of the personal name Valentinus. Dutch: from balk ‘timber’, ‘beam’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a carpenter or a nickname for a big man.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bank, Balke, Ball, Falk, Bald, Back, Kalk, Walk, Balik, Bark

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Balk Family Origin

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Balk Family Occupations

What did your Balk ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Balk family was Grocer. The most common Balk occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 14% of Balk's were Agricultural Labourers. Agricultural Labourer, Bricklayer and Flax Dresser were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balk.

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    14%
  • Bricklayer

    14%
  • Flax Dresser

    14%
  • Grocer

    14%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Balk ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Balk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Balk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balk census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Balk. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Balk. For the veterans among your Balk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balk Life Expectancy

What is the average Balk lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Balk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Balk in 1951 was 42, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balk ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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