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Foulkes Family History

Foulkes Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Foulks.

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


Similar surnames: Fowlkes, Foulke, Folkes, Fowkes, Folks, Foulk, Foulds, Fulks, Fouke

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Where is the Foulkes family from?

You can see how Foulkes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Foulkes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Foulkes families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1891 there were 812 Foulkes families living in Lancashire. This was about 28% of all the recorded Foulkes's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Foulkes families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Foulkes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Foulkes ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Foulkes. 12% of Foulkes men worked as a General Labourer and 69% of Foulkes women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Foulkes were Farmer and Incapacitated. .

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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 1939

  • General Labourer
    12%
  • Incapacitated
    5%
  • Retired
    4%
  • Farmer
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    69%
  • Housewife
    4%
  • Domestic Duties
    2%
  • Incapacitated
    2%
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Census Records

There are 38,000 census records available for the last name Foulkes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Foulkes census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Foulkes. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Foulkes. For the veterans among your Foulkes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Foulkes lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Foulkes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Foulkes in 1958 was 32, and 79 in 2004.

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