Wilks Family History

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Wilks Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Wilk.

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

Similar surnames: Wilkes, Wicks, Wilk, Dilks, Wills, Wilms, Milks, Wilds, Wiles, Weeks

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Wilks Family Origin

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Wilks Family Occupations

What did your Wilks ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Wilks. 2% of Wilks men worked as a General Labourer and 51% of Wilks women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Wilks were Bricklayer and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Colliery Hewer
  • Bricklayer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Incapacitated

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

Wilks Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 124,000 census records available for the last name Wilks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilks 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilks. 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 Wilks. For the veterans among your Wilks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilks Life Expectancy

What is the average Wilks lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Wilks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Wilks in 1947 was 52, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilks

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wilks 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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