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Holck Family History

Holck Name Meaning

North German (Hölck): probably from an old personal name (see Hilke). Danish or Americanized spelling of German (Franconian) Holch, a nickname for a pious man, from Middle High German heilec ‘holy’.

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


Similar surnames: Hock, Mock, Rock, Hoock, Haack, Horch, Sock, Honick, Pock, Polce

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Where is the Holck family from?

You can see how Holck families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Holck family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Holck families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 16 Holck families living in Iowa. This was about 53% of all the recorded Holck's in USA. Iowa had the highest population of Holck families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Holck surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Holck ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Clerk and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Holck. 20% of Holck men worked as a Clerk and 40% of Holck women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Holck were Laborer and Housekeeper. .

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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

  • Clerk
    20%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Carpenter
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    40%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Holck. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Holck 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 757 immigration records available for the last name Holck. 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 569 military records available for the last name Holck. For the veterans among your Holck ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Holck lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Holck life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Holck in 1964 was 79, and 83 in 2004.

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