Volk Name Meaning

German: from a medieval personal name, a short form of various Germanic personal names with the first element folk ‘people’. Compare Foulkes. Czech: variant of the personal name Volek. Slovenian: nickname from volk ‘wolf’.Ukrainian: Russianized form of Ukrainian Vovk, a nickname meaning ‘wolf’. Jewish (western Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Volk ‘people’. English: variant of Foulks.

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


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

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Volk Family Origin

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Volk Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    22%
  • Annuitant

    11%
  • Clockmaker

    11%
  • Farmers Widow

    11%

In 1881, Farmer, Annuitant and Clockmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Volk. A less common occupation for the Volk family was Farmers Widow. The most common Volk occupation in the UK was Farmer. 22% of Volk's were Farmers.

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Volk Historical Records

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Volk Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Volk

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