Olk Name Meaning

habitational name from any of several places so called (for example, near Trier, and in former East Prussia). The place name is probably formed with an element meaning ‘dirty’. from a Germanic personal name formed with od- ‘property’, ‘riches’.

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


Similar surnames: Volk, Olm, Oak, Wolf, Vlk, Polk, Rock, Old, Soll, Ola

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Olk Family Origin

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Olk Family Occupations

What did your Olk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Olk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 47% of Olk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Olk family was Brick Mason. Farmer, Laborer and Barber were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Olk.

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  • Farmer

    47%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Barber

    6%
  • Brick Mason

    6%

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Olk Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Olk Life Expectancy

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Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Olk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1999, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Olk in 1953 was 55, and 82 in 2004.

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