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Wilkey Family History

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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Where is the Wilkey family from?

You can see how Wilkey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilkey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilkey families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 9 Wilkey families living in New York. This was about 19% of all the recorded Wilkey's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Wilkey families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilkey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wilkey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wilkey. 26% of Wilkey men worked as a Farmer and 12% of Wilkey women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilkey were Salesman and Clerk.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Laborer
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    4%
  • Salesman
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Housewife
    10%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Clerk
    8%
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Census Records

There are 16,000 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.

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Passenger Lists

There are 874 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 Cards

There are 3,000 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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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.

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