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Schalk Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German schalk ‘servant’, hence an occupational name for a servant or, more specifically, a jester. Later the word came to be used as a term of reproach, ‘knave’, and some cases of the surname may reflect this use. Dutch: from the Germanic personal name Scalco, a pet form of compound names formed with -schalc (see 1).

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


Similar surnames: Schenk, Schatz, Schall, Schaaf, Schaab, Scholl, Schaal, Schrank

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Schalk Family Origin

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Schalk Family Occupations

What did your Schalk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Schalk. A less common occupation for the Schalk family was Keeping House. The most common Schalk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Schalk's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Keeping House

    4%

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

Schalk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Schalk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Schalk 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 Schalk. 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 Schalk. For the veterans among your Schalk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Schalk Life Expectancy

What is the average Schalk lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Schalk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Schalk in 1946 was 69, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Schalk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Schalk 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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