Folk Family History

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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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Folk name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Folk. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Folk Family Origin

Where is the Folk family from?

Folk Family Occupations

What did your Folk ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Labourer

  • Baker

  • Baker & Commission Agent

  • Commercial Travellers Porter


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Folk ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Folk Historical Records

What Folk family records will you find?

Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Folk Life Expectancy

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.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Folk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Folk ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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