Belke Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Berke, Oelke, Belle, Beilke, Balke, Beck, Belka, Selke, Beske, Boelke

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Belke Family Origin

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Belke Family Occupations

What did your Belke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Belke family was Commission Merchant. 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.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • At Home

  • Commission Merchant


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Belke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Belke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Belke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 625 immigration records available for the last name Belke. 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 Card

There are 443 military records available for the last name Belke. For the veterans among your Belke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Belke Life Expectancy

What is the average Belke lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Belke ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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