Guelker Family History

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Guelker Name Meaning

North German (Gülker): habitational name derived from Gülke, the old Rhenish name of the city now called Jülich; in the 4th century it was named in Latin as Juliacum ‘settlement of Julius’, and in 1094 it is documented as Guliche.

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

Similar surnames: Buecker, Geller, Gfeller, Uecker, Gelder, Peller, Gusler, Lueker

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Guelker Family Origin

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Guelker Family Occupations

What did your Guelker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Guelker occupation in the USA was Keeps House. 50% of Guelker's were Keeps Houses. Keeps House and Saloon Keeper were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Guelker.

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  • Keeps House

  • Saloon Keeper


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

Guelker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 793 census records available for the last name Guelker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Guelker 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 63 immigration records available for the last name Guelker. 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 212 military records available for the last name Guelker. For the veterans among your Guelker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Guelker Life Expectancy

What is the average Guelker lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Guelker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1967. The average life expectancy for Guelker in 1960 was 32, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Guelker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Guelker 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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