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Tapke Family History

Tapke 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: Tappe, Tanke, Taake, Papke, Kapke, Tape, Hapke, Tacke, Paske, Happe

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Where is the Tapke family from?

You can see how Tapke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tapke family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Tapke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 16 Tapke families living in Ohio. This was about 57% of all the recorded Tapke's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Tapke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tapke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tapke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman was the top reported job for people in the USA named Tapke. 50% of Tapke men worked as a Salesman. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1940

  • Salesman
    50%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Clerk
    25%
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What Tapke family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 402 census records available for the last name Tapke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tapke 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 167 immigration records available for the last name Tapke. 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 52 military records available for the last name Tapke. For the veterans among your Tapke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tapke lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Tapke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1987, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Tapke in 1962 was 67, and 67 in 2004.

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