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Dopke Family History

Dopke Name Meaning

German (Döpke): from a variant of Depke, a much altered pet form of the personal name Detmar (see Dittmar).

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


Similar surnames: Domke, Kopke, Doepke, Popke, Deppe, Popken, Roske, Kopka, Poppe, Opie

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Where is the Dopke family from?

You can see how Dopke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dopke family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Dopke families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 31 Dopke families living in Wisconsin. This was about 56% of all the recorded Dopke's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Dopke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Dopke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Dopke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Dopke. 24% of Dopke men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Dopke women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dopke were Truck Gardener and New Worker.

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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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    24%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Truck Gardener
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Saleslady
    50%
  • New Worker
    50%
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What Dopke family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Dopke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Dopke 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 504 immigration records available for the last name Dopke. 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 382 military records available for the last name Dopke. For the veterans among your Dopke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dopke lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Dopke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Dopke in 1961 was 53, and 94 in 2004.

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