Balk Name Meaning

German: from a short form of a Slavic equivalent of the personal name Valentinus. Dutch: from balk ‘timber’, ‘beam’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a carpenter or a nickname for a big man.

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

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Balk Family Origin

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Balk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Bording House

    2%
  • Cabinet Maker

    2%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Balk family was Cabinet Maker. Farmer, Laborer and Bording House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balk. The most common Balk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Balk's were Farmers.

Source: Census data for Balk | Data not to scale

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Balk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1951 and 2004, Balk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Balk in 1951 was 42, and 84 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balk

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