Wilkening Family History

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Wilkening Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from Wilke.

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

Similar surnames: Wilking, Wolking, Wilken, Woltering, Harmening, Wilding, Wilkens

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Wilkening Family Origin

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Wilkening Family Occupations

What did your Wilkening ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Boarding H and Clerk In Grocery Store were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilkening. A less common occupation for the Wilkening family was Farmer-Blacksmith. The most common Wilkening occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Wilkening's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Boarding H

  • Clerk In Grocery Store

  • Farmer-Blacksmith


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

Wilkening Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Wilkening. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilkening 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 967 immigration records available for the last name Wilkening. 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 Wilkening. For the veterans among your Wilkening ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilkening Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilkening lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Wilkening life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Wilkening in 1955 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilkening

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilkening 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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