Tilkens Family History

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Tilkens Name Meaning

Dutch: patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Til, Tijl, of Germanic origin (see Thiel 1).

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

Similar surnames: Likens, Mickens, Filkins, Gilkes, Nickens, Wilkes, Tieken, Willens

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Tilkens Family Origin

Where is the Tilkens family from?

Tilkens Family Occupations

What did your Tilkens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Labor were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tilkens. 17% of Tilkens men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Tilkens women worked as a Labor. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tilkens were Asst Foreman and Owner Mgr

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
  • Farmer
  • Bartender
  • Asst Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Labor
  • Laborer
  • New Worker
  • Owner Mgr

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Tilkens Historical Records

What Tilkens family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 444 census records available for the last name Tilkens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tilkens 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 27 immigration records available for the last name Tilkens. 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 104 military records available for the last name Tilkens. For the veterans among your Tilkens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tilkens Life Expectancy

What is the average Tilkens lifespan?

Between 1965 and 2004, in the United States, Tilkens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Tilkens in 1965 was 66, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tilkens

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