Folks Family History

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Folks Name Meaning

English: variant of Foulks.

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


Similar surnames: Fulks, Fooks, Folkes, Folk, Volk, Fulk, Fouke, Fowkes, Fowlkes, Jelks

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Folks Family Origin

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Folks Family Occupations

What did your Folks ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Folks family was Farm Laborer. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Folks. The most common Folks occupation in the USA was Farmer. 37% of Folks's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    37%
  • Laborer

    7%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Farm Laborer

    3%

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

Folks Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Folks Life Expectancy

What is the average Folks lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Folks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1975. The average life expectancy for Folks in 1955 was 43, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Folks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Folks 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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