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Valk Name Meaning

Belgian and Dutch (Van der Valk): habitational name for someone from any of the places called Valk, in the provinces of Brabant, Antwerp, and East Flanders.

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


Similar surnames: Valko, Vale, Palm, Raak, Hall, Vlk, Calk, Vala, Balk, Kalk

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Where is the Valk family from?

You can see how Valk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valk family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Valk families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 3 Valk families living in New York. This was about 60% of all the recorded Valk's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Valk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Valk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Valk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Valk. 21% of Valk men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Valk women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Valk were Clerk and 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
    21%
  • Farmer
    20%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    11%
  • Housework
    11%
  • Waitress
    11%
  • Teacher
    9%
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Census Records

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Valk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valk 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Valk. 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 864 military records available for the last name Valk. For the veterans among your Valk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valk lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Valk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Valk in 1962 was 69, and 60 in 2004.

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