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Chalker Name Meaning

topographic name for someone who lived on chalky ground; from Chalk + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. occupational name from an agent derivative of Old English (ge)cealcian ‘to whitewash’.

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


Similar surnames: Halter, Haller, Thaler, Chalk, Hammer, Halder, Walker, Hawker, Haler

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Where is the Chalker family from?

You can see how Chalker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chalker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chalker families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Chalker families living in Ontario. This was about 54% of all the recorded Chalker's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Chalker families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Chalker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Chalker ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Chalker. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 24,000 census records available for the last name Chalker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chalker 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Chalker. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Chalker. For the veterans among your Chalker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chalker lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Chalker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Chalker in 1943 was 23, and 70 in 2004.

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