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Kolk Family History

Kolk Name Meaning

Dutch and North German: topographic name for someone living near a hollow or gully, or (in Dutch) a pool. North German: variant of Kalk.

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


Similar surnames: Kock, Kalk, Volk, Rock, Holt, Kolb, Polk, Kok, Kolz, Kook

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Where is the Kolk family from?

You can see how Kolk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kolk family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Kolk families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Kolk families living in Michigan. This was about 24% of all the recorded Kolk's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Kolk families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kolk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kolk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kolk. 23% of Kolk men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Kolk women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kolk were Carpenter and Packer.

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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

  • Farmer
    23%
  • Salesman
    9%
  • Laborer
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    25%
  • Housework
    25%
  • Housekeeper
    13%
  • Packer
    13%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kolk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolk 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kolk. 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 635 military records available for the last name Kolk. For the veterans among your Kolk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kolk lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Kolk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kolk in 1961 was 54, and 70 in 2004.

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