Balkema Family History

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Balkema Name Meaning

Frisian: from the personal name Baleke, a pet form of Baldewin (see Baldwin).

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

Similar surnames: Barkema, Harkema, Bajema, Balek, Balser, Anema, Alkema, Beukema

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Balkema Family Origin

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Balkema Family Occupations

What did your Balkema ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Balkema family was Wagon Maker. The most common Balkema occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Balkema's were Farmers. Farmer and Farmer & Town Clerk were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Balkema.

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  • Farmer

  • Farmer & Town Clerk

  • Wagon Maker


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

Balkema Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Balkema. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Balkema 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 207 immigration records available for the last name Balkema. 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 184 military records available for the last name Balkema. For the veterans among your Balkema ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Balkema Life Expectancy

What is the average Balkema lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Balkema life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Balkema in 1958 was 60, and 77 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Balkema 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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