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Radtke Name Meaning

North German: variant of Radeke . Germanized form of Polish and Czech Radek Polish and Sorbian Radka Sorbian Radk and probably also of some other similar Slavic cognate based on the element rad ‘merry glad’. Germanized form of Sorbian Ratk and Ratka: from a pet form of any of various personal names formed with the Slavic element rat ‘battle’ (from Old Slavic ratь) such as Ratisław in which the second element means ‘glory’ or ‘famous.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ratke, Radke, Radeke, Radaker, Rahe, Raske, Rathke, Bradtke, Hardtke

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Where is the Radtke family from?

You can see how Radtke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Radtke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Radtke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 136 Radtke families living in Wisconsin. This was about 56% of all the recorded Radtke's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Radtke families in 1880.
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What did your Radtke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Radtke. 20% of Radtke men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Radtke women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Radtke were Machinist and Maid. .

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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 1940

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Housework
  • Housekeeper
  • Maid
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What is the average Radtke lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Radtke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Radtke in 1943 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

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