Wilken Family History

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Wilken Name Meaning

North German: patronymic from a Low German pet form of Wilhelm. English: variant spelling of Wilkin.

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


Similar surnames: Wilke, Wilkens, Wilkey, Wilden, Wilkin, Wilkes, Wibben, Wiemken

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Wilken Family Origin

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Wilken Family Occupations

What did your Wilken ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wilken family was Annuitant. Farmer, Farm Labourer and Almswoman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilken. The most common Wilken occupation in the UK was Farmer. 18% of Wilken's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    18%
  • Farm Labourer

    6%
  • Almswoman

    3%
  • Annuitant

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Wilken ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Wilken Historical Records

What Wilken family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 19,000 census records available for the last name Wilken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilken 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilken. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Wilken. For the veterans among your Wilken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilken Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilken lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Wilken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Wilken in 1954 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilken ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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