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Foulks Family History

Foulks Name Meaning

English: from Middle English Anglo-Norman French Folkes Foukes an Old French nominative form of the ancient Germanic personal name Fulco which is derived from a linguistic element meaning ‘folk people’. See also Foulk and Volk .

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

Similar surnames: Faulks, Boulos, Faulds, Poulos, Loucks, Foulk, Voyles, Foiles, Fulk

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Where is the Foulks family from?

You can see how Foulks families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Foulks family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Foulks families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 52 Foulks families living in Lancashire. This was about 19% of all the recorded Foulks's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Foulks families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Foulks surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Foulks ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Coal Miner and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Foulks. 100% of Foulks men worked as a Coal Miner and 76% of Foulks women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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

  • Coal Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Housekeeper
  • Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Foulks. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Foulks 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 515 immigration records available for the last name Foulks. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Foulks. For the veterans among your Foulks ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Foulks lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Foulks life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1965. The average life expectancy for Foulks in 1949 was 42, and 72 in 2004.

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