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Ilk Family History

Ilk Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.

Similar surnames: Wilk, Silk, Milk, Olk, Vlk, Elk, Ill, Ilg, Lu, Li

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Where is the Ilk family from?

You can see how Ilk families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ilk family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Ilk families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there was 1 Ilk family living in Dorset. This was about 50% of all the recorded Ilk's in United Kingdom. Dorset and 1 other county had the highest population of Ilk families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ilk surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ilk ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the USA named Ilk. 34% of Ilk men worked as a Salesman. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
  • Truck Driver
  • Druggist
  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Ilk. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ilk 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 159 immigration records available for the last name Ilk. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Ilk. For the veterans among your Ilk ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ilk lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Ilk life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Ilk in 1944 was 67, and 84 in 2004.

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