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Volk Surname Meaning

German: from a short form of various ancient Germanic personal names formed with the first element folk ‘people’. Compare Folk Slovenian: nickname from volk ‘wolf’. Compare Vovk Wolf and Wolk . Slovak: variant of Vlk from volk an eastern dialect form of vlk ‘wolf’. Compare Wolk . Ukrainian: Russified form of Vovk ‘wolf’. Czech: presumably a variant of Volek derived from its form in the genitive case (Volka; compare Volkova ). Alternatively it may be of German Slovak or Slovenian origin (see above). Jewish (western Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Volk ‘people’.

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

Similar surnames: Wolf, Vock, Polk, Wolk, Olk, Vlk, Rock, Rolf, Folk, Volek

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Where is the Volk family from?

You can see how Volk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Volk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Volk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 18 Volk families living in London. This was about 38% of all the recorded Volk's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Volk families in 1891.
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What did your Volk ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Volk. 100% of Volk women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
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Census Records

There are 37,000 census records available for the last name Volk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Volk 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Volk. 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 16,000 military records available for the last name Volk. For the veterans among your Volk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Volk lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Volk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Volk in 1941 was 72, and 75 in 2004.

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