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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Coal Miner

    3%
  • Farmer

    3%

In 1881, Agricultural Labourer, Labourer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilks. The most common Wilks occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 5% of Wilks's were Agricultural Labourers. A less common occupation for the Wilks family was Farmer.

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Wilks Historical Records

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Wilks Life Expectancy

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Between 1947 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wilks

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