Belke Family History

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Belke Name Meaning

German: possibly a habitational name for someone from Belkau in eastern Germany (near Stendal). North German: from Middle Low German belke ‘beam’, ‘rafter’, hence a nickname for an exceptionally tall person. Altered spelling of German Boehlke, Bölke.

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

Similar surnames: Berke, Oelke, Belle, Beilke, Balke, Beck, Belka, Selke, Beske, Boelke

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Belke Family Origin

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Belke Family Occupations

What did your Belke ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Electrician and Drapery Assistant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Belke. 34% of Belke men worked as an Electrician and 17% of Belke women worked as a Drapery Assistant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Belke were Statistical Manager Food M and Phonotets Telephone Service Op

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Electrician
  • Incapacitated
  • Statistical Manager Food M

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Drapery Assistant
  • Film Cutter
  • Household Duties Unpaid
  • Phonotets Telephone Service Op

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Belke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Belke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belke 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 625 immigration records available for the last name Belke. 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 443 military records available for the last name Belke. For the veterans among your Belke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belke Life Expectancy

What is the average Belke lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Belke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Belke in 1953 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Belke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belke 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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