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Genske Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of German Genzke a derivative of Gans or Ganz .

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


Similar surnames: Ganske, Manske, Gensler, Senske, Genthe, Denike, Yeske, Fenske

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Where is the Genske family from?

You can see how Genske families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Genske family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Genske families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Genske family living in Saskatchewan. This was 100% of all the recorded Genske's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Genske families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Genske surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Genske ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Genske. 34% of Genske men worked as a Farmer and 43% of Genske women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Genske were Farm Laborer and 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 Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Laborer
    25%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Farm Laborer
    7%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    43%
  • Stenographer
    22%
  • Housekeeper
    22%
  • Clerk
    15%
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What Genske family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Genske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Genske 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 258 immigration records available for the last name Genske. 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 Cards

There are 360 military records available for the last name Genske. For the veterans among your Genske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Genske lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Genske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Genske in 1962 was 71, and 74 in 2004.

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