Belk Name Meaning

English: variant of Balch.

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


Similar surnames: Gell, Beck, Bel, Welk, Berk, Delk, Bek, Bell, Belt, Zelt

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Belk Family Origin

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Belk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    54%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%
  • Farming

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Belk. The most common Belk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 54% of Belk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Belk family was Farming.

Source: Census data for Belk | Data not to scale

Belk Historical Records

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Belk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Belk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Belk in 1940 was 39, and 72 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Belk

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