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Schalk Surname 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 ancient Germanic personal name Scalco a pet form of compound names formed with -schalc (see 1 above).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Schalk family from?

You can see how Schalk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Schalk family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Schalk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Schalk families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 80% of all the recorded Schalk's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Schalk families in 1911.
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What did your Schalk ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Schalk. 100% of Schalk men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
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Census Records

There are 9,000 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 Lists

There are 2,000 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 Cards

There are 3,000 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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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.

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