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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Wilkes, John Wilkesnoun

    English reformer who published attacks on George III and supported the rights of the American colonists (1727-1797)

  2. Wilkes, Charles Wilkesnoun

    United States explorer of Antarctica (1798-1877)


  1. wilkes

    Wilkes is primarily recognized as a surname of English origin. It can reference a number of notable people or places. For instance, it might refer to Charles Wilkes, an American Naval officer and explorer, or Wilkes University in Pennsylvania, USA. In other cases, it might refer to the Wilkes Land in east Antarctica, named after Charles Wilkes. Therefore, the meaning of 'Wilkes' greatly depends on the context in which it is used.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Wilkes is ranked #1975 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Wilkes surname appeared 18,314 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 6 would have the surname Wilkes.

    69.3% or 12,695 total occurrences were White.
    25.4% or 4,663 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 408 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 374 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.5% or 106 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.3% or 66 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wilkes in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Wilkes in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of Wilkes in a Sentence

  1. Tim Morgan:

    John Wilkes Booth Booth stayed nearby in a pine thicket, they were helped by the Confederate underground. He learned here that his act was almost universally condemned.

  2. Wilkes Tucker:

    I tried to represent everything : patriotism, the tough pictures, i want Wilkes Tucker hope to be so great that everybody can find a picture that they love, and it would be even better if the picture makes them curious.

  3. Lee Harvey Oswald act:

    Remember John Wilkes Booth shot Lincoln and four were hung, including the first woman ever to be hung (by the federal government,) Mary Surratt.

  4. Hlne Seroussi:

    The Amundsen Sea region in West Antarctica and Wilkes Land in East Antarctica are the two regions most sensitive to warming ocean temperatures and changing currents, and will continue to lose large amounts of ice, with these new results, we can focus our efforts in the correct direction and know what needs to be worked on to continue improving the projections.

  5. Andy McDaniel:

    Del Wilkes would become a name that those in college football knew quite well. He would make his name familiar in the world of pro wrestling as well, however, regardless of the accolades or fame he may have achieved, to me, he was best known as a friend. Del overcame his struggles in this life and became an inspiration to many.

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    Wilkes is my last name given by my father
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causing disapproval or protest
A whirring
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