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Bjelke Name Meaning

Scandinavian: from bjelke ‘beam’ a device which appears in the coat of arms of a noble family of this name. Compare Bielke .

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


Similar surnames: Bielke, Belke, Bjerke, Boelke, Berke, Belle, Belka, Oelke, Balke

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Where is the Bjelke family from?

You can see how Bjelke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bjelke family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Bjelke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 5 Bjelke families living in Utah. This was about 63% of all the recorded Bjelke's in USA. Utah had the highest population of Bjelke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bjelke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bjelke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Carpenter was the top reported job for people in the USA named Bjelke. 100% of Bjelke men worked as a Carpenter. .

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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

  • Carpenter
    100%
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What Bjelke family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 256 census records available for the last name Bjelke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bjelke 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 212 immigration records available for the last name Bjelke. 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 60 military records available for the last name Bjelke. For the veterans among your Bjelke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bjelke lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Bjelke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Bjelke in 1968 was 92, and 73 in 2004.

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