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 Family Origin

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Wilkens Family Occupations

What did your Wilkens ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Builders Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wilkens. 3% of Wilkens men worked as a Builders Labourer and 51% of Wilkens women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilkens were Bassinette Assembler and Unpaid Domestic Dutie

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • Builders Labourer
    3%
  • Aer Driller (stothert pitts)
    2%
  • Agent Foreman Bla c Eng
    2%
  • Bassinette Assembler
    2%

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    51%
  • Domestic Duties
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic
    3%
  • Unpaid Domestic Dutie
    2%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Wilkens Historical Records

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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

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