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Wilk Name Meaning

Polish: from Polish wilk ‘wolf’, probably from an Old Slavic personal name containing this element, but perhaps also applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a wolf or connected with wolves. Scottish and English: from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from Wilkin, as if that contained the Anglo-Norman French diminutive suffix -in. North German: variant of Wilke.

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


Similar surnames: Will, Wick, Wild, Milk, Silk, Walk, Wilke, Bick, Wile, Wilks

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Wilk Family Origin

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Wilk Family Occupations

What did your Wilk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Wilk family was Machinist. The most common Wilk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 33% of Wilk's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilk.

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Machinist

    4%

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

Wilk Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wilk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilk 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Wilk. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Wilk. For the veterans among your Wilk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilk Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilk lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wilk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Wilk in 1950 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilk 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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