First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Wilkerson

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From Wilkin +‎ -son.

  1. A patronymic surname​.

Notable Persons With the Last Name Wilkerson

Mark Wilkerson is an alternative rock guitarist and singing. Mark was born on September 6th, 1976 in Enterprise, Alabama, USA.


David Wilkerson was a religious. David was born on May 19th, 1931 in Hammond, Indiana. He left this life on April 27th, 2011.


Muhammad Wilkerson is a football player for the New York Jets. He was most active from 2011 to present. Muhammad was born on October 22nd, 1989 in Linden, New Jersey.


Jr. Rich Wilkerson is a pastor. Jr. was given the name Richard Preston Wilkerson, Jr. on March 28th, 1984 in Tacoma, Washington, U.S.


Isabel Wilkerson is a famed somebody. Isabel was born in 1961.


Viola Wills was a funk, disco, and dance music singing. She plays Human voice. She was most prominent from 1965 to 2009. Viola was given the name Viola Mae Wilkerson on December 30th, 1939 in Watts, Los Angeles, California, United States. She breathed her last breath on May 6th, 2009.


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Popularity of Wilkerson as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Wilkerson U.S.
  White 64.68% 64.26%
  African American 29.39% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.45% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.61% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.59% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.27% 16.26%

Of Last Name Wilkerson

People with the last name Wilkerson are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Wilkerson

  • How Popular is the name Wilkerson? As a last name Wilkerson was the 719th most popular name in 2010.
  • When was the first name Wilkerson first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Wilkerson is Friday, June 4th, 1880.
  • How unique is the name Wilkerson? From 1880 to 2016 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Wilkerson. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Wilkerson: Your name in reverse order is Nosrekliw. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ekwoirlns. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Wilkerson? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 48,444 people with the last name Wilkerson.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Wilkerson? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 16 of them will have Wilkerson as their last name.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
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