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Dilks Family History

Dilks Name Meaning

English (chiefly East Midlands): patronymic from a pet form of the Middle English personal name Dillo (see Dillon).

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


Similar surnames: Dicks, Wilks, Milks, Dirks, Wilkes, Gilkes, Pinks, Diss, Vilas, Dilg

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Where is the Dilks family from?

You can see how Dilks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dilks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Dilks families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 8 Dilks families living in New Jersey. This was about 38% of all the recorded Dilks's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Dilks families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dilks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dilks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dilks. 17% of Dilks men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Dilks women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dilks were Operator and Clerk.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Farmer
    5%
  • Operator
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    14%
  • Machine Operator
    14%
  • Saleslady
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

There are 15,000 census records available for the last name Dilks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dilks 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 Dilks. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Dilks. For the veterans among your Dilks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dilks lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Dilks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Dilks in 1961 was 56, and 70 in 2004.

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