Fowkes Family History

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Fowkes Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Foulks.

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

Similar surnames: Fowlkes, Folkes, Fewkes, Fawkes, Fooks, Nokes, Fouke, Townes, Bowles

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Fowkes Family Origin

Where is the Fowkes family from?

Fowkes Family Occupations

What did your Fowkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Fowkes occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 6% of Fowkes's were Coal Miners. A less common occupation for the Fowkes family was Farmer. Coal Miner, Labourer and Agricultural Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Fowkes.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer

  • Farmer


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

Fowkes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Fowkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fowkes 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Fowkes. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Fowkes. For the veterans among your Fowkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fowkes Life Expectancy

What is the average Fowkes lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Fowkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Fowkes in 1956 was 68, and 84 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fowkes

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Fowkes 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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