Gaffke Family History

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Gaffke Name Meaning

German: from a short form of Germanic personal name formed with geba ‘gift’ (as in Gebhardt) + the diminutive suffix -ke.

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


Similar surnames: Ganske, Taffe, Warmke, Bake, Hapke, Game, Gaffney, Goffin, Biffle

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Gaffke Family Origin

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Gaffke Family Occupations

What did your Gaffke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Gaffke. 10% of Gaffke men worked as a Farmer and 10% of Gaffke women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gaffke were Machinist and Attendant

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    10%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Laborer
    5%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Labeler
    10%
  • Attendant
    5%

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

Gaffke Historical Records

What Gaffke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 953 census records available for the last name Gaffke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaffke 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 153 immigration records available for the last name Gaffke. 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 241 military records available for the last name Gaffke. For the veterans among your Gaffke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaffke Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaffke lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gaffke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Gaffke in 1955 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaffke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaffke 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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