Belk Family History

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Belk Name Meaning

English: variant of Balch.

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


Similar surnames: Gell, Beck, Bel, Welk, Berk, Delk, Bek, Bell, Belt, Zelt

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Belk Family Origin

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Belk Family Occupations

What did your Belk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Belk. A less common occupation for the Belk family was Farming. The most common Belk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Belk's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

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

Belk Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Belk Life Expectancy

What is the average Belk lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Belk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Belk in 1940 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Belk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belk 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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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
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