Wilkens Family History

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Wilkens Name Meaning

German: variant of Wilken. English: patronymic from Wilkin.

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


Similar surnames: Wilken, Wilkins, Wilkes, Wickens, Wickers, Wickes, Wilke, Wilden

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Wilkens Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wilkens name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Wilkens. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    40%

  • Germanic Europe

    18%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    15%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

  • Norway

    5%

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Wilkens Family Origin

Where is the Wilkens family from?

Wilkens Family Occupations

What did your Wilkens ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Wilkens family was Coal Mercht. The most common Wilkens occupation in the UK was Agent For Foreign Manuft (Drysalter). 6% of Wilkens's were Agent For Foreign Manuft (Drysalter)s. Agent For Foreign Manuft (Drysalter), Butterman and Carter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilkens.

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  • Agent For Foreign Manuft (Drysalter)

    6%
  • Butterman

    6%
  • Carter

    6%
  • Coal Mercht

    6%

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

Wilkens Historical Records

What Wilkens family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 22,000 census records available for the last name Wilkens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilkens 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilkens. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Wilkens. For the veterans among your Wilkens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilkens Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilkens lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wilkens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1983. The average life expectancy for Wilkens in 1940 was 40, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilkens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilkens 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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