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Walke Family History

Walke Name Meaning

German: metonymic occupational name for a fuller from Middle High German walke ‘fulling mill’. Compare Walker . English (Devon): variant of Walk .

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


Similar surnames: Balke, Walk, Walker, Waltke, Wack, Wilke, Walle, Wale, Haake, Wanke

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Where is the Walke family from?

You can see how Walke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Walke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 118 Walke families living in Devon. This was about 26% of all the recorded Walke's in United Kingdom. Devon had the highest population of Walke families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Walke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Walke ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Gardener and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Walke. 13% of Walke men worked as a Gardener and 68% of Walke women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walke were Farmer and Domestic Servant. .

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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 1939

  • Gardener
    13%
  • Police Constable
    13%
  • Farmer (retired)
    13%
  • Farmer
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    68%
  • Incapacitated
    6%
  • Household Duties
    5%
  • Domestic Servant
    4%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 census records available for the last name Walke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walke 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Walke. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Walke. For the veterans among your Walke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Walke lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Walke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1968. The average life expectancy for Walke in 1947 was 26, and 81 in 2004.

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