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Origins of the Sykes surname

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About the Sykeses

We have a total number of 154892 records for people with the last name Sykes.

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Alternative variations of the name Sykes

Sykes, Sikes, Syke, Sike, Seykes

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Where do most Sykeses live?

In 1921, most Sykeses lived in Yorkshire.


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Interesting facts about Sykeses

How common is your surname?

349th most common surname in the UK

We have 139,000 records for the Sykes surname. The oldest one dates back to 1486.

Who were Sykeses most likely to marry?

Smiths

&

Taylors

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What are the most common Sykes first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Sykeses

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Sykeses in 1921
Woollen Weaver

511

Dressmaker

492

Cotton Weaver

344

Living On Own Means

237

Weaver

235

Common Male occupations for Sykeses in 1921
Coal Miner

604

Woollen Weaver

499

Farmer

379

General Labourer

327

Joiner

312

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