Folker Family History

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Folker Name Meaning

Variant of English Fulcher or Americanized form of the German cognate Volker.

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

Similar surnames: Folger, Forker, Booker, Folkner, Folkers, Folmer, Folkert, Felker

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Folker Family Origin

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Folker Family Occupations

What did your Folker ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Folker family was Farming. Farmer, Carpenter and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Folker. The most common Folker occupation in the USA was Farmer. 40% of Folker's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Farm Laborer

  • Farming


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

Folker Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Folker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Folker 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Folker. 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 844 military records available for the last name Folker. For the veterans among your Folker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Folker Life Expectancy

What is the average Folker lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2003, in the United States, Folker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Folker in 1960 was 44, and 64 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Folker

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Folker 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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