Wolk Family History

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Wolk Name Meaning

German (also Wölk): from a Low German short form of Walter. Germanized spelling of Slovenian or Czech Volk.

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

Similar surnames: Volk, Wolf, Polk, Woelk, Wowk, Woll, Rock, Walk, Folk, Wolz

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Wolk Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Wolk name?

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

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  • England & Wales


  • European Jewish


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Ireland & Scotland


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Wolk Family Origin

Where is the Wolk family from?

Wolk Family Occupations

What did your Wolk ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wolk. The most common Wolk occupation in the USA was Farmer. 25% of Wolk's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wolk family was Day Laborer.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Day Laborer


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

Wolk Historical Records

What Wolk family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Wolk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wolk 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Wolk. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Wolk. For the veterans among your Wolk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wolk Life Expectancy

What is the average Wolk lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Wolk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wolk in 1956 was 31, and 73 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Wolk

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Wolk 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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