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Fooks Surname Meaning

English: variant of Foulks .

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


Similar surnames: Foos, Folks, Book, Cooks, Fones, Foots, Fowkes, Folk, Rook, Hooks

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Where is the Fooks family from?

You can see how Fooks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Fooks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Fooks families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 178 Fooks families living in Dorset. This was about 33% of all the recorded Fooks's in United Kingdom. Dorset had the highest population of Fooks families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Fooks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Fooks ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Farmer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Fooks. 18% of Fooks men worked as a Farmer and 78% of Fooks women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fooks were General Labourer and Elementary School Teacher. .

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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

  • Farmer
    18%
  • Dairy Farmer
    9%
  • Incorporated Accountant
    9%
  • General Labourer
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    78%
  • Private Means
    7%
  • Retired
    3%
  • Elementary School Teacher
    3%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fooks. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fooks. For the veterans among your Fooks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Fooks lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Fooks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Fooks in 1947 was 52, and 80 in 2004.

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