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

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Carpenter

    4%
  • Machinist

    4%

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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Wilk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1950 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilk

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