Gilkes Family History

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Gilkes Name Meaning

English (Oxfordshire, Warwickshire): patronymic from a pet form of the personal name Gill.

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

Similar surnames: Wilkes, Gilkey, Giles, Wilkey, Illes, Tilkens, Wilks, Gillem, Giller

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Gilkes Family Origin

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Gilkes Family Occupations

What did your Gilkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Gilkes. 23% of Gilkes men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Gilkes women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gilkes were Bookkeeper and Nannig

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Farmers Son
  • Laborer
  • Bookkeeper

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper
  • Housewife
  • Nannig

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

Gilkes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Gilkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gilkes 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Gilkes. 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 988 military records available for the last name Gilkes. For the veterans among your Gilkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gilkes Life Expectancy

What is the average Gilkes lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Gilkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Gilkes in 1952 was 47, and 84 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gilkes 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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