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Where is the Wilks family from?
You can see how Wilks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilks families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1840 there were 17 Wilks families living in South Carolina. This was about 11% of all the recorded Wilks's in the USA. South Carolina had the highest population of Wilks families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1940, Farmer and Cook were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Wilks. 27% of Wilks men worked as a Farmer and 8% of Wilks women worked as a Cook. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilks were Farm Laborer and Housework.