Wilcox Name Origin, Meaning and Family History

Wilcox Name Meaning: This surname comes from the german name 'Wilhelm' the name itself comprises of 'wil'meaning desire or will and 'helm' meaning helmet/protection.

An Anglo-Norman surname which became popular after after the Norman conquest.

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Surname Distribution

Census frequency by county

Name Concentrations Within England and Wales

Wilcox Surname Statistics

Top Professions for the Wilcox family

Profession Census Frequency
Female Servant 148
Agricultural Labourer 128
Independent 69
Labourer 45
Male Servant 26
Shoe Maker 26
Farmer 25
Carpenter 17
Tailor 17
Miner 17
Pauper 14
Gardener 14
Laundress 13
Dress Maker 12
Apprentice 11
Coal Miner 11
Nurse 8
Weaver 8
Butcher 7
Ag Labourer 7
Mason 7
Collier 7
Potter Journeyman 6
Snaffle Maker 6
Publican 5

Wilcox Surname Variants Ranking

Rank Surname Match Census Frequency
1 Wilcox 100% 37,963
2 Willcox 86% 11,316
3 Welcox 83% 140

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The surname Wilcox is the most popular version of all its varients

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