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Woelke Name Meaning

German (also Wölke) in part of Sorbian origin: see Wolke .

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


Similar surnames: Wolke, Woelk, Toelke, Boelke, Wolfe, Wilke, Welde, Voelker, Helke

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Where is the Woelke family from?

You can see how Woelke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Woelke family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Woelke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 11 Woelke families living in Ontario. This was about 58% of all the recorded Woelke's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Woelke families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Woelke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Woelke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Packer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Woelke. 40% of Woelke men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Woelke women worked as a Packer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Woelke were Salesman and Saleslady. .

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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
    40%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Packer
    50%
  • Saleslady
    50%
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What Woelke family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Woelke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woelke 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 335 immigration records available for the last name Woelke. 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 330 military records available for the last name Woelke. For the veterans among your Woelke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Woelke lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Woelke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Woelke in 1962 was 82, and 77 in 2004.

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