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Doepke Family History

Doepke Name Meaning

from a Low German pet form of Theobald. metonymic occupational name for a potter, from a diminutive of Low German doppe, duppe ‘beaker’, ‘jar’. See also Dopp.

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


Similar surnames: Roepke, Dopke, Toepke, Kopke, Koepke, Denke, Noelke, Jenke, Deppe

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Where is the Doepke family from?

You can see how Doepke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Doepke family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Doepke families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 45 Doepke families living in Ohio. This was about 45% of all the recorded Doepke's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Doepke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Doepke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Doepke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Doepke. 22% of Doepke men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Doepke women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Doepke were Laborer and Secretary.

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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

  • Salesman
    22%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Machinist
    9%
  • Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    34%
  • House Maid
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
  • Secretary
    17%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Doepke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Doepke 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 579 immigration records available for the last name Doepke. 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 Cards

There are 445 military records available for the last name Doepke. For the veterans among your Doepke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Doepke lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Doepke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Doepke in 1962 was 67, and 84 in 2004.

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