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Folk Family History

Folk Surname Meaning

German: variant of Volk 1 and in North America also an altered form of this. This form of the surname is also found in Czechia. English: variant of Foulk .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

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

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Where is the Folk family from?

You can see how Folk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Folk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Folk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 14 Folk families living in Norfolk. This was about 31% of all the recorded Folk's in United Kingdom. Norfolk had the highest population of Folk families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Folk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Folk ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Butler and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Folk. 100% of Folk men worked as a Butler and 100% of Folk women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 1939

  • Butler

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 30,000 census records available for the last name Folk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Folk 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Folk. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 8,000 military records available for the last name Folk. For the veterans among your Folk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Folk lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, 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.

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