Walk Family History

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Walk Name Meaning

German: from the personal name Walko. German: occupational name, a variant of Walke.

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

Similar surnames: Falk, Wack, Wall, Walke, Wank, Balk, Wilk, Walt, Kalk, Wald

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Walk Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Walk name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Walk. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Walk Family Origin

Where is the Walk family from?

Walk Family Occupations

What did your Walk ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, School, Farmer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Walk. The most common Walk occupation in Canada was School. 50% of Walk's were Schools. A less common occupation for the Walk family was Liquor Dealer.

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  • School

  • Farmer

  • Farming

  • Liquor Dealer


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

Walk Historical Records

What Walk family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 26,000 census records available for the last name Walk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walk 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Walk. 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 12,000 military records available for the last name Walk. For the veterans among your Walk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Walk Life Expectancy

What is the average Walk lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Walk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Walk in 1948 was 42, and 80 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Walk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Walk 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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