Jelks Family History

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Jelks Name Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Elks, Melis, Delos, Belka, Wells, Belke, Milks, Oelke, Delfs, Mells

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Jelks Family Origin

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Jelks Family Occupations

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Jelks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Jelks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jelks 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Jelks. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Jelks. For the veterans among your Jelks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jelks Life Expectancy

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jelks 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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Famous Jelks Family

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John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
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Martin Luther King, Jr.1929 - 1968 (39)
Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Nikola Tesla1856 - 1943 (86)
Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
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Albert Einstein1879 - 1955 (76)
Babe Ruth1895 - 1948 (53)
Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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