Yelk Family History

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Yelk Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of Swiss-German Jelk, a pet form of he personal name jelle.

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


Similar surnames: Yell, Yeck, Elk, Deck, Zelek, Melko, Beld, Calk, Elo, Gell

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Yelk Family Origin

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Yelk Family Occupations

What did your Yelk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Yelk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Yelk's were Farmers. Farmer, Blacksmith and Collier were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Yelk. A less common occupation for the Yelk family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Farmer

    25%
  • Blacksmith

    13%
  • Collier

    13%
  • Farm Laborer

    13%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Yelk ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Yelk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Yelk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yelk census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Yelk

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Yelk. 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 Yelk. For the veterans among your Yelk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Yelk Life Expectancy

What is the average Yelk lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Yelk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Yelk in 1960 was 57, and 101 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Yelk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Yelk ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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