Folkes Family History

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Folkes Name Meaning

English: variant of Foulks.

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


Similar surnames: Foulkes, Fowkes, Folks, Fowlkes, Folker, Folk, Fooks, Fulks, Fouke

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Folkes Family Origin

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Folkes Family Occupations

What did your Folkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Folkes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Folkes's were Farmers. Farmer, Cabinet Maker and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Folkes. A less common occupation for the Folkes family was Grocer.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Cabinet Maker

    6%
  • Carpenter

    6%
  • Grocer

    6%

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

Folkes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Folkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Folkes 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 Folkes. 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 Folkes. For the veterans among your Folkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Folkes Life Expectancy

What is the average Folkes lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Folkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1965, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Folkes in 1959 was 51, and 69 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Folkes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Folkes 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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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Victor Hugo1802 - 1885 (83)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
James Dean1931 - 1955 (24)
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Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
John Philip Sousa1854 - 1932 (77)
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