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Tolk Name Meaning

German (also Tölk): from a Germanized Slavic pet form of a personal name based on Old Slavic (u)toliti ‘to soothe’ or a habitational name from any of the places so called in former East Prussia. Compare Toelke and Tulk . German and Dutch: occupational name for an interpreter Middle Low German and Dutch tolk tollik.

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


Similar surnames: Toll, Volk, Tock, Polk, Tulk, Olk, Kolk, Wolk, Folk, Tole

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Where is the Tolk family from?

You can see how Tolk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tolk family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Tolk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Tolk families living in Manitoba. This was about 83% of all the recorded Tolk's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Tolk families in 1911.
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What did your Tolk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Tolk. 32% of Tolk men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Tolk women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tolk were Miner and Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Salesman
    15%
  • Miner
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Servant
    34%
  • Bookkeeper
    34%
  • Teacher
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Tolk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tolk 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 507 immigration records available for the last name Tolk. 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 412 military records available for the last name Tolk. For the veterans among your Tolk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tolk lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Tolk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Tolk in 1965 was 75, and 95 in 2004.

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