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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


Similar surnames: Wolf, Vock, Polk, Wolk, Olk, Vlk, Rock, Rolf, Folk, Volek

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Where is the Volk family from?

You can see how Volk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Volk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Volk families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 7 Volk families living in New York. This was about 44% of all the recorded Volk's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Volk families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Volk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Volk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Volk. 17% of Volk men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Volk women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Volk were Clerk and Housework.

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Maid
    7%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Housework
    6%
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Volk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Volk 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Volk. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Volk. For the veterans among your Volk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Volk lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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