Delk Family History

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Delk Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Telke, meaning ‘proud’ or ‘famous’ or possibly a shortened form of German Delker or Delkner.

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

Similar surnames: Delp, Denk, Dolak, Welk, Elk, Derk, Deak, Deck, Dein, Mele

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Delk Family Origin

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Delk Family Occupations

What did your Delk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Delk family was Farming. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Delk. The most common Delk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Delk's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming


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

Delk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Delk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Delk 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 400 immigration records available for the last name Delk. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Delk. For the veterans among your Delk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Delk Life Expectancy

What is the average Delk lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Delk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Delk in 1944 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Delk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Delk 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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