Rathke Family History

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Rathke Name Meaning

North German: from a pet form of Rath 2.

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


Similar surnames: Rathje, Rathe, Rathel, Bethke, Patzke, Kratzke, Gatzke, Raschke

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Rathke Family Origin

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Rathke Family Occupations

What did your Rathke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rathke. A less common occupation for the Rathke family was Tanner. The most common Rathke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Rathke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • Laborer

    15%
  • Keeping House

    6%
  • Tanner

    6%

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Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Rathke ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Rathke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Rathke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rathke 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Rathke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Rathke. For the veterans among your Rathke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rathke Life Expectancy

What is the average Rathke lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Rathke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Rathke in 1956 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rathke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rathke 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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