Fowlkes Family History

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Fowlkes Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Foulks.

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


Similar surnames: Foulkes, Fowkes, Folkes, Folks, Fewkes, Foulke, Powles, Fowles

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Fowlkes Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Fowlkes name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Fowlkes. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    44%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Cameroon, Congo, & Southern Bantu Peoples

    12%

  • Benin/Togo

    10%

  • Germanic Europe

    4%

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Fowlkes Family Origin

Where is the Fowlkes family from?

Fowlkes Family Occupations

What did your Fowlkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Fowlkes family was Laborer. The most common Fowlkes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 34% of Fowlkes's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Farm Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fowlkes.

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  • Farmer

    34%
  • Farming

    20%
  • Farm Laborer

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%

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

Fowlkes Historical Records

What Fowlkes family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Fowlkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fowlkes 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 516 immigration records available for the last name Fowlkes. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Fowlkes. For the veterans among your Fowlkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fowlkes Life Expectancy

What is the average Fowlkes lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Fowlkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Fowlkes in 1942 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fowlkes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fowlkes 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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