Vik Name Meaning

Norwegian and Swedish: habitational name from any of numerous farmsteads all over Norway and Sweden, so named with Old Norse vík ‘small bay’, ‘inlet’. In Swedish it may also be a topographic or ornamental name. Czech: from a short form of the personal name Viktor (see Victor).

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

Similar surnames: Sik, Lovik, Via, Vlk, Bick, Mak, Vee, Rio, Eis, Vida

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Vik Family Origin

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Vik Family Occupations

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In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Vik. 14% of Vik men worked as a Farmer and 9% of Vik women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vik were Salesman and Teacher

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Carpenter
  • Salesman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Teacher

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

Vik Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Vik. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vik 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 4,000 immigration records available for the last name Vik. 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 Vik. For the veterans among your Vik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Vik Life Expectancy

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Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Vik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Vik in 1957 was 56, and 86 in 2004.

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