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Wilkes Family History

Wilkes Name Meaning
English: patronymic from Wilk.Frisian: from a pet form of the personal name Will.

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

797,632 Historical Documents with Wilkes on Ancestry.co.uk
244,089 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
22,384 Military Records
10,362 Immigration Records
139,931 Census and Voter Lists
380,866 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Wilkes Families

  • Number of Wilkes families
     777 - 1,552
     260 - 776
     1 - 259
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Wilkes families
     11 - 19
     4 - 10
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Wilkes census records

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Wilkes Family Origin

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Wilkes Emigration Information (US)

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Wilkes Emigration Information (AU)

from the Australian Convict Transportation Registers 1787-1868

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Wilkes Family Occupations

from 1881 UK Census Data

Wilkes census records

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Military Service by Wilkes

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