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Papke Name Meaning

North German (also Päpke) and Dutch: nickname from a diminutive of Low German pape, Dutch paepe ‘pope’. Compare Pope.

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


Similar surnames: Pape, Paepke, Happe, Papes, Popke, Papka, Paske, Page, Pope, Papst

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Where is the Papke family from?

You can see how Papke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Papke family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Papke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 7 Papke families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 88% of all the recorded Papke's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Papke families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Papke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Papke ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Papke. .

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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
    100%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Papke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Papke 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Papke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Papke. For the veterans among your Papke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Papke lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Papke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Papke in 1958 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

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