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Weaks Family History

Weaks Name Meaning

English: variant of Week.

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


Similar surnames: Weeks, Leaks, Wears, Meads, Works, Leeks, Ways, Oaks, Veals, Beas

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Where is the Weaks family from?

You can see how Weaks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weaks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weaks families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 14 Weaks families living in Tennessee. This was about 32% of all the recorded Weaks's in USA. Tennessee had the highest population of Weaks families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Weaks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Weaks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Weaks. 28% of Weaks men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Weaks women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weaks were Farming and Housekeeper. .

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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
    28%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Seamstress
    14%
  • Saleslady
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Weaks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weaks 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 269 immigration records available for the last name Weaks. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Weaks. For the veterans among your Weaks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weaks lifespan?

Between 1946 and 2004, in the United States, Weaks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1993. The average life expectancy for Weaks in 1946 was 40, and 79 in 2004.

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