Vik Name Meaning

Norwegian and Swedish: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads all over Norway and Sweden, so named with Old Norse vík ‘small bay’, ‘inlet’. In Swedish it may also be a topographic or ornamental name. Czech: from a short form of the personal name Viktor (see Victor).

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


Similar surnames: Sik, Lovik, Via, Vlk, Bick, Mak, Vee, Rio, Eis, Vida

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Vik Family Origin

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Vik Family Occupations

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In 1880, a less common occupation for the Vik family was Laber. The most common Vik occupation in the USA was Farmer. 82% of Vik's were Farmers. Farmer and Cigar Maker were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Vik.

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  • Farmer

    82%
  • Cigar Maker

    9%
  • Laber

    9%

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Vik Historical Records

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Census Record

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Passenger List

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Draft Card

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Vik Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Vik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Vik in 1957 was 56, and 86 in 2004.

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