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

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Falk Family Origin

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Falk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    28%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Shoemaker

    3%

In 1880, 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. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Falk.

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Falk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1946 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Falk

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