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Kolker Family History

Kolker Name Meaning

Jewish (from Ukraine): habitational name for someone from a place called Kolki in Ukraine. German: occupational name for a lime burner a variant of Kalker (see Kalk Kalkbrenner ).

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


Similar surnames: Koller, Kelker, Kolber, Koelker, Kober, Kolter, Boller, Koelzer

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Where is the Kolker family from?

You can see how Kolker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kolker family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kolker families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 29 Kolker families living in Illinois. This was about 39% of all the recorded Kolker's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kolker families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kolker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kolker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kolker. 22% of Kolker men worked as a Salesman and 29% of Kolker women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kolker were Clerk and Waitress. .

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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
    22%
  • Proprietor
    11%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Clerk
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Housewife
    22%
  • Waitress
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kolker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolker 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 Kolker. 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 341 military records available for the last name Kolker. For the veterans among your Kolker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kolker lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kolker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Kolker in 1960 was 53, and 73 in 2004.

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