Wilke Name Meaning

North German: from a Low German pet form of Wilhelm. English: variant spelling of Wilk.

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


Similar surnames: Wilken, Wilkey, Wilk, Wilkie, Hilke, Wilkes, Wilde, Welle, Wicke

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Wilke Family Origin

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Wilke Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    33%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Keeping House

    4%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

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Wilke Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Wilke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Wilke in 1940 was 37, and 77 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilke

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