Waltke Family History

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Waltke Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of any of the Germanic personal names formed with Old High German waltan ‘to rule’ as a first element, as in Walter.

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


Similar surnames: Wale, Walke, Hartke, Walter, Warmke, Welte, Walek, Walko, Wilke, Walt

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Waltke Family Origin

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Waltke Family Occupations

What did your Waltke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Waltke. 24% of Waltke men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Waltke women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Waltke were Farm Laborer and Operator

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    24%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Labor
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    30%
  • House Work
    20%
  • Kitchen Helper
    10%
  • Operator
    10%

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Waltke Historical Records

What Waltke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Waltke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Waltke 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 156 immigration records available for the last name Waltke. 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 260 military records available for the last name Waltke. For the veterans among your Waltke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Waltke Life Expectancy

What is the average Waltke lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2003, in the United States, Waltke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1970, and highest in 1981. The average life expectancy for Waltke in 1958 was 55, and 81 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Waltke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Waltke 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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