Alker Family History

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Alker Name Meaning

South German: variant of Alger.

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


Similar surnames: Aker, Alder, Alger, Aller, Agner, Tacker, Walser, Aaker, Alter, Auker

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Alker Family Origin

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Alker Family Occupations

What did your Alker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Alker. A less common occupation for the Alker family was Barber. The most common Alker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 14% of Alker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    14%
  • Keeping House

    14%
  • Blacksmith

    10%
  • Barber

    5%

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

Alker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Alker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Alker 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 Alker. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Alker. For the veterans among your Alker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Alker Life Expectancy

What is the average Alker lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Alker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1992, and highest in 1971. The average life expectancy for Alker in 1964 was 66, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Alker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Alker 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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Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
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