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Remke Name Meaning

North German: from the medieval personal name Remko a pet form of Rembert . Altered form of German Römke: topographic name from a field in Altmark or a river in the Harz Mountains.

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

Similar surnames: Remme, Lemke, Recker, Rempe, Temme, Reker, Deike, Jenke, Lenke, Remy

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Where is the Remke family from?

You can see how Remke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Remke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Remke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Remke family living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Remke's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Remke families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Remke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Remke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Remke. 39% of Remke men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Remke women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Remke were Proprietor 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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Remke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Remke 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 316 immigration records available for the last name Remke. 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 254 military records available for the last name Remke. For the veterans among your Remke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Remke lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Remke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Remke in 1950 was 51, and 82 in 2004.

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