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Chalk Name Meaning

English (Hampshire and Wiltshire): habitational name from Bower Chalke or Broad Chalke (Wiltshire) or Chalk (Kent) or occasionally a topographic name from residence on or near a chalk down from Old English cealc ‘chalk’ here ‘chalky soil’ or an Old English cealce ‘chalk down’.

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

Similar surnames: Calk, Hall, Chall, Chalker, Chard, Child, Halt, Cham, Hack, Schalk

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Where is the Chalk family from?

You can see how Chalk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Chalk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Chalk families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 8 Chalk families living in Maryland. This was about 35% of all the recorded Chalk's in USA. Maryland had the highest population of Chalk families in 1840.
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What did your Chalk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Chalk. 23% of Chalk men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Chalk women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Chalk were Truck Driver and Saleslady. .

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Cook
  • Stenographer
  • Laborer
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Chalk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Chalk 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Chalk. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Chalk. For the veterans among your Chalk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Chalk lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Chalk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Chalk in 1946 was 55, and 67 in 2004.

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