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Schalk Family History

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

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Name Distribution of Schalk Families

  • Number of Schalk families
     48 - 94
     17 - 47
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Schalk families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Schalk last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Schalk Family Origin

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Schalk Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Schalk

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Schalk Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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