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Vlk Surname Meaning

Czech and Slovak: from the vocabulary word vlk ‘wolf’ probably applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a wolf or connected with wolves in some way. Alternatively from an Old Slavic personal name based on vlъkъ ‘wolf’. Compare Volk and Wolf .

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

Similar surnames: Volk, Vik, Olk, Elk, Vlad, Mak, Valko, Zuk, Valk, Alt

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Where is the Vlk family from?

You can see how Vlk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Vlk family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Vlk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Vlk families living in Ohio. This was about 63% of all the recorded Vlk's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Vlk families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Vlk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Vlk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Vlk. 18% of Vlk men worked as a Farmer and 38% of Vlk women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Vlk were Carpenter and Sorter. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Machinist
  • Proprietor
  • Carpenter

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Sorter
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Vlk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Vlk census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 362 immigration records available for the last name Vlk. 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 656 military records available for the last name Vlk. For the veterans among your Vlk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Vlk lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Vlk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Vlk in 1960 was 47, and 81 in 2004.

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