Delk Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Telke, meaning ‘proud’ or ‘famous’ or possibly a shortened form of German Delker or Delkner.

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


Similar surnames: Delp, Denk, Dolak, Welk, Elk, Derk, Deak, Deck, Dein, Mele

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Delk Family Origin

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Delk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    3%

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Delk family was Farming. The most common Delk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Delk's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Delk.

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Delk Historical Records

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Delk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Delk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1969. The average life expectancy for Delk in 1944 was 37, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Delk

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