Wilkes Family History

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Wilkes Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Wilk. Frisian: from a pet form of the personal name Will.

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

Similar surnames: Wilkey, Gilkes, Wilks, Wilmes, Wilken, Wilke, Wickes, Hilke, Tilkens

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Wilkes Family Origin

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Wilkes Family Occupations

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In 1921, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the CA named Wilkes. 28% of Wilkes men worked as a Farmer

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Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations in 1921

  • Housekeeper

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

Wilkes Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 149,000 census records available for the last name Wilkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Wilkes 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 11,000 immigration records available for the last name Wilkes. 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 24,000 military records available for the last name Wilkes. For the veterans among your Wilkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Wilkes Life Expectancy

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Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Wilkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1940, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Wilkes in 1940 was 30, and 73 in 2004.

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