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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Schalk

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From Old High German skalk, from Proto-Germanic *skalkaz

  1. (dated) joker; rogue

Notable Persons Named Schalk

Schalk Burger is a rugby player. Schalk was born on April 13th, 1983 in Port Elizabeth.



Schalk Willem Burger was a President of the South African Republic. Schalk was born on September 6th, 1852 in Lydenburg. He passed away on December 5th, 1918.


Schalk van der Merwe is a rugby player. Schalk was born on December 4th, 1990 in Tzaneen, South Africa.


Schalk Ferreira is a rugby player. Schalk was born on February 9th, 1984 in Pretoria, South Africa.


Schalk Oelofse is a rugby player. Schalk was born on November 2nd, 1988 in Port Elizabeth.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Schalk

Ray Schalk was a baseball. Ray was born on August 12th, 1892 in Harvel, Illinois. He breathed his last breath on May 19th, 1970.


Alex Schalk is a soccer player for the Ross County F.C., NAC Breda, PSV Eindhoven, Jong PSV, Go Ahead Eagles, and Netherlands national under-21 football team. Alex was born on August 7th, 1992 in Breda.


Carl was born in 1929.


Johann was born on September 19th, 1903 in Krems (Lower Austria). He left this life on November 9th, 1987.


Louis was born on May 29th, 1926. He breathed his last breath on August 16th, 2002.


Peter Schalk is a politician, non-executive director, and teacher. Peter was born on June 7th, 1961 in Haarlemmermeer, Netherlands.


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Popularity of Schalk as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Schalk U.S.
  White 95.54% 64.26%
  African American 0.00% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.58% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.20% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.23% 16.26%

Of Last Name Schalk

People with the last name Schalk are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Schalk

  • How Popular is the name Schalk? As a last name Schalk was the 10,914th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Schalk first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Schalk is Sunday, December 5th, 1915.
  • How unique is the name Schalk? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Schalk. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Schalk: Your name in reverse order is Klahcs. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lcahks. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Schalk? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,916 people with the last name Schalk.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Schalk? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Schalk as their last name since less than 1 person in 101k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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