Balke Name Meaning

German: from Balke ‘timber’, ‘beam’; hence a metonymic occupational name for a carpenter. German: variant of Balk. Norwegian: habitational name from a farmstead named Balke, from Old Norse balkr ‘beam’, used in the sense ‘ridge’.

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


Similar surnames: Balk, Bakke, Balle, Bake, Belke, Backe, Walke, Halle, Balfe, Alme

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Balke Family Origin

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Balke Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Carpenter

    5%
  • Cigar Maker

    5%
  • At Home

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Balke. A less common occupation for the Balke family was At Home. The most common Balke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Balke's were Farmers.

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Balke Historical Records

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Balke Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1944 and 2004, Balke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Balke in 1944 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Balke

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