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Wilkowski Surname Meaning

Polish: habitational name for someone from any of the many places in Poland called Wilkowo or Wilków named with Polish wilk ‘wolf’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Witkowski, Milkowski, Walkowski, Winkowski, Witowski, Olkowski

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Where is the Wilkowski family from?

You can see how Wilkowski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilkowski family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Wilkowski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Wilkowski families living in London. This was about 89% of all the recorded Wilkowski's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Wilkowski families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Wilkowski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Wilkowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Wilkowski. 37% of Wilkowski men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Wilkowski women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilkowski were Clerk and Dressmaker. .

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

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    37%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Painter
    4%
  • Clerk
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    15%
  • Stenographer
    12%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Dressmaker
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Wilkowski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilkowski census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilkowski. 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 Cards

There are 858 military records available for the last name Wilkowski. For the veterans among your Wilkowski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilkowski lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wilkowski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Wilkowski in 1950 was 25, and 59 in 2004.

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