Fowlkes Family History

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Fowlkes Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Foulks.

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


Similar surnames: Foulkes, Fowkes, Folkes, Folks, Fewkes, Foulke, Powles, Fowles

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Fowlkes Family Origin

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Fowlkes Family Occupations

What did your Fowlkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Fowlkes. 17% of Fowlkes men worked as a Laborer and 12% of Fowlkes women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Fowlkes were Farm Laborer and Housework

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • Salesman
    4%
  • Farm Laborer
    3%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    12%
  • Cook
    6%
  • Teacher
    5%
  • Housework
    5%

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

Fowlkes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Fowlkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Fowlkes 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 516 immigration records available for the last name Fowlkes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Fowlkes. For the veterans among your Fowlkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Fowlkes Life Expectancy

What is the average Fowlkes lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Fowlkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Fowlkes in 1942 was 51, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Fowlkes

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