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Weeks Family History

Weeks Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Middle English personal name Wikke (see Wick 2). English: variant of Wick 1. It may also be an Americanization of Scandinavian Vik.

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


Similar surnames: Week, Jenks, Lees, Dees, Leeks, Meeks, Weekes, Deeks, Beeks, Leeds

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Where is the Weeks family from?

You can see how Weeks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Weeks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Weeks families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 312 Weeks families living in New York. This was about 30% of all the recorded Weeks's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Weeks families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Weeks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Weeks ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Weeks. 17% of Weeks men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Weeks women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Weeks were Truck Driver and Stenographer.

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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
    16%
  • Salesman
    5%
  • Truck Driver
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    8%
  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Teacher
    6%
  • Stenographer
    5%
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Census Records

There are 324,000 census records available for the last name Weeks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Weeks 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 26,000 immigration records available for the last name Weeks. 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 70,000 military records available for the last name Weeks. For the veterans among your Weeks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Weeks lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Weeks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Weeks in 1943 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

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