Wilkie Family History

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Wilkie Name Meaning

Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name William. Altered spelling of German Wilke, written thus to preserve the final syllable.

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

Similar surnames: Wilkin, Wilke, Wylie, Willie, Wilkey, Wilk, Hilke, Wilhite, Witkin

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Wilkie Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wilkie name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Norway


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Wilkie Family Origin

Where is the Wilkie family from?

Wilkie Family Occupations

What did your Wilkie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Labourer, Carter and Joiner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilkie. The most common Wilkie occupation in the UK was Labourer. 2% of Wilkie's were Labourers. A less common occupation for the Wilkie family was Annuitant.

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  • Labourer

  • Carter

  • Joiner

  • Annuitant


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

Wilkie Historical Records

What Wilkie family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 106,000 census records available for the last name Wilkie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilkie 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 25,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilkie. 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 11,000 military records available for the last name Wilkie. For the veterans among your Wilkie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilkie Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilkie lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Wilkie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Wilkie in 1942 was 47, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilkie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilkie 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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