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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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  • Farmer

    13%
  • School

    13%
  • Labourer

    9%
  • Laborer

    7%

In 1881, the most common Wilkes occupation in Canada was Farmer. 13% of Wilkes's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Wilkes family was Laborer. Farmer, School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Wilkes.

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Wilkes Life Expectancy

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