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Luker Family History

Luker Name Meaning

English: occupational name for someone who had to watch or look after something typically a watchman or a keeper of animals Middle English lokere (a derivative of Middle English loke(n) luke(n) ‘to look’ Old English lōcian). Medieval examples of Loker(e) and Lokar could alternatively be spellings of Locker . Compare Looker .

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


Similar surnames: Auker, Luter, Luke, Luger, Duke, Laker, Ducker, Lugar, Ufer, Buser

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Where is the Luker family from?

You can see how Luker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Luker family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Luker families were found in United Kingdom in 1891. In 1911 there were 23 Luker families living in Ontario. This was about 33% of all the recorded Luker's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Luker families in 1911.
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What did your Luker ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the Canada named Luker. 39% of Luker men worked as a Farmer and 100% of Luker women worked as a Dressmaker. .

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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
    39%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Labourer
    13%
  • Machinist
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1921

  • Dressmaker
    100%
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What Luker family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 34,000 census records available for the last name Luker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luker 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Luker. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Luker. For the veterans among your Luker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Luker lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Luker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Luker in 1951 was 45, and 76 in 2004.

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