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Luk Family History

Luk Name Meaning

Chinese: Cantonese form of the surnames 陸 鹿 逯 and 禄 see Lu 5 and 7-9. Chinese: Cantonese form of the surname 駱 see Luo Dutch: from a vernacular form of the personal name Lucas .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Louk, Luka, Lux, Luc, Lui, Lok, Lau, Lum, Kuk, Luke

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Where is the Luk family from?

You can see how Luk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Luk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 35 Luk families living in Tennessee. This was about 31% of all the recorded Luk's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Luk families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Luk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Luk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Luk. 48% of Luk men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Luk women worked as a Teacher. .

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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

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Luk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luk 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Luk. 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 965 military records available for the last name Luk. For the veterans among your Luk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Luk lifespan?

Between 1967 and 2004, in the United States, Luk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Luk in 1967 was 70, and 81 in 2004.

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