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Wolk Surname Meaning

German (also Wölk): from a Low German pet form of the personal name Walter . Compare Woelk . Germanized form (Wölk) of Sorbian Ẃelk and Wjelk (see Welk 3 and ) and also of some other similar (like-sounding) Slavic cognates. Compare Woelk . Sorbian (Wółk and Wołk): nickname from Lower Sorbian wółk Upper Sorbian wołk a diminutive of wół woł ‘ox bullock’. Sorbian: from a pet form of an Old Sorbian personal name such as Wolimir based on the Slavic element vol ‘to want’ (from Old Slavic voliti). Germanized or Americanized form of Slovenian and Slovak Volk .

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


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

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You can see how Wolk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wolk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wolk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 10 Wolk families living in London. This was about 83% of all the recorded Wolk's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Wolk families in 1891.
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What did your Wolk ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Wolk. 100% of Wolk women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    100%
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Passenger Lists

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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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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.

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