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Nokes Name Meaning

English: variant of Nock with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Dokes, Vokes, Rokes, Okey, Coke, Noles, Toles, Loker, Mones, Soles

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Where is the Nokes family from?

You can see how Nokes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Nokes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Nokes families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1840 there were 5 Nokes families living in New York. This was about 23% of all the recorded Nokes's in USA. New York had the highest population of Nokes families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Nokes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Nokes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Nokes. 32% of Nokes men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Nokes women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Nokes were Farm Laborer and Cook. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    23%
  • Truck Driver
    10%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Seamstress
    12%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Cook
    9%
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Census Records

There are 21,000 census records available for the last name Nokes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Nokes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Nokes. 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 Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Nokes. For the veterans among your Nokes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Nokes lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Nokes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1949. The average life expectancy for Nokes in 1949 was 84, and 83 in 2004.

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