Paulk Family History

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Paulk Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Scottish Polk, a reduced form of Pollock. Shortened form of German Paulke, a pet form Paul.

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

Similar surnames: Pulk, Paul, Paull, Paule, Pauly, Haulk, Pauli, Pauls, Paula, Palm

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Paulk Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Paulk name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Paulk. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples


  • Italy


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Paulk Family Origin

Where is the Paulk family from?

Paulk Family Occupations

What did your Paulk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Paulk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 56% of Paulk's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Paulk. A less common occupation for the Paulk family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Farming

  • Farm Laborer


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

Paulk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Paulk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paulk 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 511 immigration records available for the last name Paulk. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Paulk. For the veterans among your Paulk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Paulk Life Expectancy

What is the average Paulk lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Paulk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Paulk in 1944 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Paulk 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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