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Olk Family History

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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Where is the Olk family from?

You can see how Olk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Olk family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Olk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 27 Olk families living in Wisconsin. This was about 28% of all the recorded Olk's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Olk families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Olk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Olk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Olk. 35% of Olk men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Olk women worked as a Stenographer. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    14%
  • Foreman
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    100%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 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 Lists

There are 292 immigration records available for the last name Olk. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

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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What is the average Olk lifespan?

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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