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Wilke Family History

Wilke Name Meaning
North German: from a Low German pet form of Wilhelm.English: variant spelling of Wilk.

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

177,185 Historical Documents with Wilke on Ancestry.com
66,867 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,351 Military Records
8,531 Immigration Records
34,563 Census and Voter Lists
57,873 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Wilke Families

  • Number of Wilke families
     99 - 196
     34 - 98
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wilke families
     18 - 34
     7 - 17
     1 - 6
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wilke families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wilke census records

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Wilke Family Origin

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Wilke Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Wilke families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Wilke

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Wilke Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wilke census records

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Wilke Civil War Service Records

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