Dilks Family History

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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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Dilks Family Origin

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Dilks Family Occupations

What did your Dilks ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Dilks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 16% of Dilks's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Dilks family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Dilks.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Keeping House

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Dilks ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Dilks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 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 List

There are 642 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 Card

There are 1,000 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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Dilks Life Expectancy

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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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Dilks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Dilks ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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