Belke Name Meaning

German: possibly a habitational name for someone from Belkau in eastern Germany (near Stendal). North German: from Middle Low German belke ‘beam’, ‘rafter’, hence a nickname for an exceptionally tall person. Altered spelling of German Boehlke, Bölke.

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

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Belke Family Origin

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Belke Family Occupations

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  • Laborer

    27%
  • Farmer

    18%
  • At Home

    9%
  • Commission Merchant

    9%

In 1880, the most common Belke occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Belke's were Laborers. Laborer, Farmer and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Belke. A less common occupation for the Belke family was Commission Merchant.

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Belke Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Belke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Belke in 1953 was 57, and 83 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Belke

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