Folk Name Meaning

Variant of German Volk or the English cognate Foulks.

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


Similar surnames: Fulk, Volk, Folks, Folck, Foulk, Kolk, Rock, Wolk, Fonk, Book

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Folk Family Origin

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Folk Family Occupations

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  • Labourer

    21%
  • Baker

    7%
  • Baker & Commission Agent

    7%
  • Commercial Travellers Porter

    7%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Folk family was Commercial Travellers Porter. The most common Folk occupation in the UK was Labourer. 21% of Folk's were Labourers. Labourer, Baker and Baker & Commission Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Folk.

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Folk Historical Records

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Folk Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1948 and 2004, Folk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Folk in 1948 was 61, and 75 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Folk

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