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Multiple Origins for the Surname Wilk


German


Wilk Early Origins



The surname Wilk was first found in West Prussia and Pomerelia, where the name emerged in mediaeval times as one of the notable families in the western region. From the 13th century onwards the surname was identified with the great social and economic evolution which made this territory a landmark contributor to the development of the nation.

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Wilk Spelling Variations


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Wilk Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Yilek, Wilk, Wielecki, Wielicki, Wielewicki, Wieliczko, Wielk, Wilczek, Welczek, Wilke and many more.

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Wilk Early History


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Wilk Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Wilk research. Another 157 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1700, 1755 and 1882 are included under the topic Early Wilk History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Wilk Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Wilk Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Wilk Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Wilk Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Henry Wilk, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1819 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Joseph Wilk, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Abram Wilk, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Adam Wilk, aged 26, who emigrated to the United States, in 1895
  • Agathe Wilk, aged 3, who settled in America, in 1895

Wilk Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Paul Wilk, who landed in Arkansas in 1902 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Hattie Wilk, who arrived in Mercer Co. ND in 1918

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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilk (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Wilk (post 1700)



  • Scott Thomas Wilk Sr. (b. 1959), American politician, Member of the California State Assembly (2012-)
  • Vic Wilk (b. 1960), American professional golfer, three time Junior World Golf Champion in 1969, 1971 and 1973
  • Maurice Wilk (d. 1963), American violinist who performed as a member of the Alma Trio from 1953 until his death
  • Max Wilk (1920-2011), American playwright, screenwriter and author of fiction and nonfiction
  • Adam Robert Wilk (b. 1987), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Michael Wilk (b. 1952), American keyboardist, songwriter, and record producer
  • Brad Wilk (b. 1968), American drummer
  • Wojciech Wilk (b. 1972), Polish politician, Member of the Sejm in 2005
  • Martin Bradbury Wilk OC (1922-2013), Canadian statistician, academic, and the former Chief Statistician of Canada, co-developer of the Shapiro-Wilk test
  • Katarzyna Wilk (b. 1982), Polish contemporary R&B singer
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Preuss, Otto. Die Lippischen Familiennamen mit Berücksichtigung der Ortsnamen. Detmold: Meyer'sche Hofbuchh, 1887. Print.
  4. Gottschald, Max. Deutsche Namenkunde unsere Familiennamen nach ihrer Entstehung und Bedeutung. München: J.F. Lehmanns Verlag, 1932. Print.
  5. Siebmacher, J.J. Siebmachers Wappenbuch. München, Battenberg: 1975. Print.
  6. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
  7. Kneschke, Dr. Ernest Heinrich. Neues allgemeines Deutsches Adels-Lexicon 9 Volumes New General German Aristocracy Lexicon. Leipzig: Friedrich Voigt, 1859. Print.
  8. Steed, Henry Wickham . The Hapsburg Monarchy. London: Constable and Company, 1919. Print.
  9. Zoder, Rudolf. Familiennamen in Ostfalen. Hildesheim: Geog Olms Verlagsbuchhandlung, 1968. Print.
  10. Nied, Edmund. Fraenkische Familiennamen urkundlich gesammelt und sprachlich gedeutet. Heidelberg: C. Winter, 1933. Print.
  11. ...

The Wilk Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Wilk Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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