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Wilk Surname Meaning

Polish: from the vocabulary word wilk ‘wolf’ probably applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a wolf or connected with wolves in some way. Alternatively from an Old Slavic personal name based on vlъkъ ‘wolf’. English (Staffordshire): from Middle English Wilke a pet form of William and probably a shortening of Wilkin . The usage was very likely Flemish in origin. North German: variant of Wilke . Dutch (also Van der Wilk): topographic name from the river Wilk (now Slingerwetering) in South Holland.

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


Similar surnames: Will, Wick, Wild, Milk, Silk, Walk, Wilke, Bick, Wile, Wilks

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Where is the Wilk family from?

You can see how Wilk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Wilk family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Wilk families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 13 Wilk families living in Manitoba. This was about 29% of all the recorded Wilk's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Wilk families in 1911.
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What did your Wilk ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Wilk. 69% of Wilk men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    69%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Labourer
    13%
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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilk. 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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There are 5,000 military records available for the last name Wilk. For the veterans among your Wilk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Wilk lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Wilk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Wilk in 1950 was 45, and 77 in 2004.

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