Wilks Family History

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Wilks Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Wilk.

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


Similar surnames: Wilkes, Wicks, Wilk, Dilks, Wills, Wilms, Milks, Wilds, Wiles, Weeks

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Wilks Family Origin

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Wilks Family Occupations

What did your Wilks ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

    41%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Farming

    8%
  • Farm Laborer

    5%

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

Wilks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wilks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilks 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 Wilks

Passenger List

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

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Wilks Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilks lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Wilks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wilks in 1947 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilks 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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