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Falk Name Meaning

German: from Middle High German valke ‘falcon’, hence a nickname or a metonymic occupational name for a falconer. Scandinavian: ornamental name from falk ‘falcon’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Falke ‘falcon’, or, in Bohemia, from Czech vlk ‘wolf’. Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from Yiddish falk ‘falcon’ or from the personal name Falk with the same meaning.

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


Similar surnames: Kalk, Balk, Fall, Palm, Salk, Walk, Hall, Raak, Kalb, Mak

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Falk Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Falk name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Falk. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    30%

  • Germanic Europe

    15%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • European Jewish

    11%

  • Sweden

    9%

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Falk Family Origin

Where is the Falk family from?

Falk Family Occupations

What did your Falk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Falk. The most common Falk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 28% of Falk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Falk family was Shoemaker.

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Shoemaker

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Falk ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Falk Historical Records

What Falk family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 70,000 census records available for the last name Falk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Falkcensus 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 24,000 immigration records available for the last name Falk. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Falk. For the veterans among your Falk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Falk Life Expectancy

What is the average Falk lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Falk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Falk in 1946 was 52, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Falk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Falk 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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