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Early Origins of the Wilk family

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.

Early History of the Wilk family

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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.

Early Notables of the Wilk family (pre 1700)

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Wilk Ranking

In the United States, the name Wilk is the 8,015th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. [1]

United States Wilk migration to the United States +

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 [2]
  • Joseph Wilk, who arrived in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1872 [2]
  • Abram Wilk, aged 18, who landed in America, in 1895
  • Adam Wilk, aged 26, who immigrated 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 [2]
  • Hattie Wilk, who arrived in Mercer Co. ND in 1918

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
  • Jerzy Wilk (1955-2021), Polish politician who served as a member of the Sejm
  • 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
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

  1. "What are the 5,000 Most Common Last Names in the U.S.?".,
  2. 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) on Facebook