Wilkey Family History

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Wilkey Name Meaning

English (Bristol): from a pet form of the personal name Wilk. Variant of German Wilke.

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


Similar surnames: Wilkes, Wilke, Wilken, Gilkey, Wilk, Wiley, Willey, Gilkes, Cilley

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Wilkey Family Origin

Where is the Wilkey family from?

Wilkey Family Occupations

What did your Wilkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Wilkey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Wilkey's were Farmers. Farmer, Farming and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilkey. A less common occupation for the Wilkey family was Keeping House.

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Laborer

    9%
  • Keeping House

    5%

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

Wilkey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wilkey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilkey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1940's US census records for Wilkey

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Wilkey. 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 Wilkey. For the veterans among your Wilkey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilkey Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilkey lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Wilkey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wilkey in 1951 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilkey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilkey 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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Audrey Hepburn1929 - 1993 (63)
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Mark Twain1835 - 1910 (74)
Grace Kelly1929 - 1982 (52)
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