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Wolk Name Meaning

German (also Wölk): from a Low German short form of Walter. Germanized spelling of Slovenian or Czech Volk.

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

Similar surnames: Volk, Wolf, Polk, Woelk, Wowk, Woll, Rock, Walk, Folk, Wolz

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Where is the Wolk family from?

You can see how Wolk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wolk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wolk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1840 there were 2 Wolk families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 67% of all the recorded Wolk's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Wolk families in 1840.
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What did your Wolk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wolk. 12% of Wolk men worked as a Salesman and 11% of Wolk women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wolk were Farmer and Saleslady. .

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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

  • Salesman
  • Proprietor
  • Laborer
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • New Worker
  • Housewife
  • Saleslady
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Wolk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolk 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wolk. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Wolk. For the veterans among your Wolk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wolk lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wolk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wolk in 1956 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

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