Bethke Family History

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Bethke Name Meaning

North German: from a pet form of the Germanic personal names Bertram or Berthold. See also Beth.

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


Similar surnames: Beth, Betke, Behnke, Bertke, Rathke, Rettke, Berke, Benike, Bothe

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Bethke Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Bethke name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Bethke. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales

    38%

  • Germanic Europe

    23%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    13%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    7%

  • Sweden

    5%

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Bethke Family Origin

Where is the Bethke family from?

Bethke Family Occupations

What did your Bethke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Bethke. A less common occupation for the Bethke family was Grocer. The most common Bethke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Bethke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    45%
  • Laborer

    12%
  • Carpenter

    9%
  • Grocer

    9%

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

Bethke Historical Records

What Bethke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Bethke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bethkecensus 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bethke. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Bethke. For the veterans among your Bethke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bethke Life Expectancy

What is the average Bethke lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Bethke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Bethke in 1958 was 52, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bethke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bethke 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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