Volk Name Meaning

German: from a medieval personal name, a short form of various Germanic personal names with the first element folk ‘people’. Compare Foulkes. Czech: variant of the personal name Volek. Slovenian: nickname from volk ‘wolf’.Ukrainian: Russianized form of Ukrainian Vovk, a nickname meaning ‘wolf’. Jewish (western Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Volk ‘people’. English: variant of Foulks.

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

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Volk Family Origin

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Volk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    21%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Blacksmith

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Volk. A less common occupation for the Volk family was Carpenter. The most common Volk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 21% of Volk's were Farmers.

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Volk Historical Records

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Volk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1941 and 2004, Volk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Volk in 1941 was 72, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Volk

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