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Teske Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): from a Germanized pet form of any of various Slavic personal names such as Tešimir or Těšimir with the first element teš ‘to comfort to console’ (see Tesch Tessmer and 2 below). Germanized form of Sorbian Tešk and Těško: from Lower Sorbian and Upper Sorbian pet forms of an Old Sorbian personal name such as Tešimir (see 1 above) and perhaps also a nickname from Lower Sorbian tešk a vernacular diminutive of ptak ‘bird’.

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


Similar surnames: Jeske, Teska, Neske, Leske, Kaske, Jenke, Taskey, Kuske, Meske

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Where is the Teske family from?

You can see how Teske families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Teske family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Teske families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 21 Teske families living in Quebec. This was about 72% of all the recorded Teske's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Teske families in 1911.
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What did your Teske ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Teske. 71% of Teske men worked as a Farmer. .

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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
    71%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Journalier
    12%
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Census Records

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Teske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Teske 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 Teske. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Teske. For the veterans among your Teske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Teske lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Teske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Teske in 1947 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

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