Roelke Family History

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Roelke Name Meaning

North German (Rölke): from a pet form of the personal names Rudolf or Roland.

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


Similar surnames: Roepke, Noelke, Roebke, Oelke, Roeske, Oelfke, Remke, Toelle, Boelke

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Roelke Family Origin

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Roelke Family Occupations

What did your Roelke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Roelke family was Buying Grain. Farmer and Building House were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Roelke. The most common Roelke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Roelke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Building House

    17%
  • Buying Grain

    17%

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

Roelke Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Roelke Life Expectancy

What is the average Roelke lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2003, in the United States, Roelke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2000, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Roelke in 1963 was 76, and 49 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Roelke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Roelke 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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