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Paulk Name Meaning

Variant spelling of Scottish Polk, a reduced form of Pollock. Shortened form of German Paulke, a pet form Paul.

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

Similar surnames: Pulk, Paul, Paull, Paule, Pauly, Haulk, Pauli, Pauls, Paula, Palm

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Where is the Paulk family from?

You can see how Paulk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paulk family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Paulk families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 4 Paulk families living in Ontario. This was about 80% of all the recorded Paulk's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Paulk families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Paulk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Paulk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Paulk. 34% of Paulk men worked as a Farmer and 11% of Paulk women worked as a Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paulk were Farming and Stenographer.

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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

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Farming

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Teacher
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Paulk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paulk 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 511 immigration records available for the last name Paulk. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Paulk. For the veterans among your Paulk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paulk lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Paulk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Paulk in 1944 was 47, and 74 in 2004.

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