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Luke Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Luke or Luck vernacular forms of Lucas . English: from the Middle English personal name Louke a shortened form of Lovecok an English pet form of the Anglo-Norman French personal name Lou Leu Love (see Love ). English (of Flemish origin): habitational name from Liège in Belgium (Dutch Luik). English: shortened form of Levick . North German (Lüke): from a short form of the personal name Lüdeke; see Luedecke . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surnames 陸 (see Lu ) and 駱 (see Luo ).

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


Similar surnames: Duke, Luker, Lueke, Lutke, Lake, Like, Luka, Luks, Lue, Luk

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Where is the Luke family from?

You can see how Luke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Luke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 157 Luke families living in Ontario. This was about 49% of all the recorded Luke's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Luke families in 1911.
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What did your Luke ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Luke. 26% of Luke men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Luke women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Luke were Clerk and Bookkeeper. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    26%
  • Labourer
    9%
  • Student
    8%
  • Clerk
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Servant
    27%
  • Stenographer
    20%
  • Income
    14%
  • Bookkeeper
    14%
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Census Records

There are 127,000 census records available for the last name Luke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luke 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Luke. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Luke. For the veterans among your Luke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Luke lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Luke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Luke in 1945 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

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