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Where is the Gilkes family from?
You can see how Gilkes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gilkes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Gilkes families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 10 Gilkes families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 59% of all the recorded Gilkes's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Gilkes families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gilkes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gilkes. 30% of Gilkes men worked as a Salesman and 60% of Gilkes women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilkes were Classifier and Seamstress.