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Bielke Name Meaning

Scandinavian: variant of Bjelke . German: shortened form of Bielecke from a pet form of a personal name formed with the ancient Germanic stem bil ‘axe’. Germanized form of Sorbian Bělka B'elka (see Belka ).

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


Similar surnames: Mielke, Berke, Belka, Hilke, Bible, Belke, Zielke, Noelke, Balke

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Where is the Bielke family from?

You can see how Bielke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bielke family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Bielke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Bielke families living in Illinois. This was about 41% of all the recorded Bielke's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Bielke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bielke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bielke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bielke. 28% of Bielke men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Bielke women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bielke were Farming and Servant. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    28%
  • Farmer
    25%
  • Farm Laborer
    15%
  • Farming
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    40%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Servant
    20%
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What Bielke family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bielke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bielke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 198 immigration records available for the last name Bielke. 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 Cards

There are 288 military records available for the last name Bielke. For the veterans among your Bielke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bielke lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Bielke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Bielke in 1961 was 42, and 77 in 2004.

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