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Origins of the Wilcox surname

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About the Wilcoxs

We have a total number of 75105 records for people with the last name Wilcox.

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Where do most Wilcoxs live?

In 1921, most Wilcoxs lived in West Midlands.

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Interesting facts about Wilcoxs

How common is your surname?

732nd most common surname in the UK

We have 60,700 records for the Wilcox surname. The oldest one dates back to 1538.

Who were Wilcoxs most likely to marry?




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What are the most common Wilcox first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

Our birth record sets tell us the names of Wilcox family members

Common jobs for Wilcoxs

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

Common Female occupations for Wilcoxs in 1921


Domestic Servant


General Servant Domestic




General Servant


Common Male occupations for Wilcoxs in 1921
Coal Miner


General Labourer


Agricultural Labourer




Coal Miner Hewer


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