History of your Surname
Get access to Fewkes family records.Start a free trial

Fewkes Family History

Fewkes Name Meaning

English: chiefly East Midlands variant of Foulkes. Americanized spelling of German Fuchs.

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


Similar surnames: Fowkes, Berkes, Fawkes, Perkes, Fikes, Beckes, Flakes, Eakes, Yerkes

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Fewkes family from?

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

What did your Fewkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Fewkes. 43% of Fewkes men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Fewkes women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fewkes were Farm Labor and Assist Photographer. .

View Census Data for Fewkes | Data not to scale

*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

  • Farmer
    43%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Clerk
    15%
  • Farm Labor
    15%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Teacher
    34%
  • Housewife
    34%
  • Assist Photographer
    34%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Fewkes family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Fewkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fewkes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search US census records for Fewkes

Passenger Lists

There are 426 immigration records available for the last name Fewkes. 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.

View all Fewkes immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 433 military records available for the last name Fewkes. For the veterans among your Fewkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Fewkes military records

You've only scratched the surface of Fewkes family history

Discover More

What is the average Fewkes lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Fewkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fewkes in 1954 was 44, and 92 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fewkes

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Fewkes family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial