Sykes Name Meaning

English (mainly Yorkshire): topographic name for someone who lived by a stream in a marsh or in a hollow, from Middle English syke ‘marshy stream’, ‘damp gully’, or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, in Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

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

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Sykes Family Origin

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Sykes Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    36%
  • Laborer

    10%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Farm Laborer

    4%

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Sykes family was Farm Laborer. The most common Sykes occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Sykes's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Sykes.

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Sykes Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Sykes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1955. The average life expectancy for Sykes in 1941 was 36, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Sykes

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