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Galkin Family History

Galkin Name Meaning

Jewish (from Belarus): habitational name for someone from the village of Galki in eastern Belarus. Russian: patronymic from Galka, a nickname meaning ‘jackdaw’, used to denote a thievish or talkative person.

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


Similar surnames: Galin, Galvin, Balkin, Malkin, Laskin, Markin, Zalkin, Ballin, Kalin

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Where is the Galkin family from?

You can see how Galkin families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Galkin family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Galkin families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Galkin families living in Iowa. This was about 80% of all the recorded Galkin's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Galkin families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Galkin surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Galkin ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Galkin. 18% of Galkin men worked as a Salesman and 28% of Galkin women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Galkin were Clerk and Cook.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Carpenter
    11%
  • Clerk
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    28%
  • Sales Clerk
    19%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Cook
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Galkin. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Galkin census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 531 immigration records available for the last name Galkin. 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 Cards

There are 183 military records available for the last name Galkin. For the veterans among your Galkin ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Galkin lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Galkin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Galkin in 1963 was 77, and 53 in 2004.

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