Salk Family History

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Salk Name Meaning

Respelling of Zalk, a Jewish name from Lithuania, of uncertain origin; most likely a pet form of the Yiddish personal name Zalkind (see Salkin). Shortened form of some Ashkenazic surname.

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


Similar surnames: Sack, Sak, Silk, Falk, Salak, Sank, Salek, Balk, Sala, Sall

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Salk Family Origin

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Salk Family Occupations

What did your Salk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Salk family was Keeps General Store. Farmer, Farming and House Keeping were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Salk. The most common Salk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Salk's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Farming

    13%
  • House Keeping

    13%
  • Keeps General Store

    13%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Salk ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Salk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Salk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Salk census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Salk. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Salk. For the veterans among your Salk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Salk Life Expectancy

What is the average Salk lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Salk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Salk in 1953 was 54, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Salk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Salk ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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