Last name origins & meanings:
- German: from a medieval personal name, a short form of various
Germanic personal names with the first element folk
‘people’. Compare Foulkes.
- Czech: variant of the
personal name Volek.
- Slovenian: nickname from
- Ukrainian: Russianized form of Ukrainian
Vovk, a nickname meaning ‘wolf’.
- Jewish (western
Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Volk ‘people’.
- English: variant of Foulks.
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