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Wilks Family History

Wilks Name Meaning
English: patronymic from the personal name Wilk.

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

453,930 Historical Documents with Wilks on Ancestry.com
149,225 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
10,862 Military Records
7,552 Immigration Records
112,308 Census and Voter Lists
173,983 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Wilks Families

  • Number of Wilks families
     56 - 109
     19 - 55
     1 - 18
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Wilks families
     431 - 860
     144 - 430
     1 - 143
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wilks families
     4 - 5
     2 - 3
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wilks census records

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Wilks Family Origin

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Wilks Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Wilks 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 Wilks

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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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Wilks Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Wilks census records

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Wilks Civil War Service Records

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