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Walkes Name Meaning

German: variant of Walke .

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

Similar surnames: Waalkes, Walke, Walser, Walle, Alles, Walde, Dalke, Walles, Wilkey

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Where is the Walkes family from?

You can see how Walkes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Walkes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Walkes families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there was 1 Walkes family living in Ohio. This was 100% of all the recorded Walkes's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Walkes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Walkes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Walkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Bricklayer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Walkes. 25% of Walkes men worked as a Bricklayer and 71% of Walkes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Walkes were Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic. .

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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 1939

  • Bricklayer
  • Farm Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • Builders Labourer

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Walkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Walkes 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Walkes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 417 military records available for the last name Walkes. For the veterans among your Walkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Walkes lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Walkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2004, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Walkes in 1963 was 63, and 38 in 2004.

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