Volk Family History

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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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Volk Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Volk name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Volk. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Volk Family Origin

Where is the Volk family from?

Volk Family Occupations

What did your Volk ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Carpenter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Volk ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Volk Historical Records

What Volk family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Volk Life Expectancy

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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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Volk ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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