Gacke Family History

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Gacke Name Meaning

German: unexplained; perhaps a variant of Gack, a nickname from Middle High German geck ‘childish’, ‘foolish’ (compare Gackle). Most occurrences are in IA and MN.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Nacke, Backe, Gackle, Tacker, Gockel, Wack, Geck, Game, Tacke, Macke

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Gacke Family Origin

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Gacke Family Occupations

What did your Gacke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and House Work were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gacke. 16% of Gacke men worked as a Farmer and 22% of Gacke women worked as a House Work. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gacke were Miner and Bartender

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Manager
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • House Work
  • Housewife
  • Assembler
  • Bartender

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

Gacke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gacke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gacke census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 143 immigration records available for the last name Gacke. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 155 military records available for the last name Gacke. For the veterans among your Gacke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gacke Life Expectancy

What is the average Gacke lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2003, in the United States, Gacke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Gacke in 1966 was 82, and 76 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gacke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gacke ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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