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Memke Family History

Memke Surname Meaning

Historically, surnames evolved as a way to sort people into groups - by occupation, place of origin, clan affiliation, patronage, parentage, adoption, and even physical characteristics (like red hair). Many of the modern surnames in the dictionary can be traced back to Britain and Ireland.


Similar surnames: Remke, Meske, Zemke, Lemke, Menke, Mecke, Mehle, Berke, Melle, Leake

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Where is the Memke family from?

You can see how Memke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Memke family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Memke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 6 Memke families living in New York. This was about 35% of all the recorded Memke's in USA. New York had the highest population of Memke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Memke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Memke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Sales Clerk was the top reported job for people in the USA named Memke. 100% of Memke women worked as a Sales Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

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Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Sales Clerk
    100%
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What Memke family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 147 census records available for the last name Memke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Memke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 13 immigration records available for the last name Memke. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 12 military records available for the last name Memke. For the veterans among your Memke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Memke lifespan?

Between 1969 and 1996, in the United States, Memke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1979, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Memke in 1969 was 81, and 92 in 1996.

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