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Gartzke Name Meaning

East German: perhaps a habitational name from Görzke near Jerichow. Compare Garske .

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


Similar surnames: Gatzke, Garske, Garthe, Matzke, Goetzke, Gartz, Gurske, Patzke

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Where is the Gartzke family from?

You can see how Gartzke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Gartzke family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Gartzke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 20 Gartzke families living in Wisconsin. This was about 51% of all the recorded Gartzke's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Gartzke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Gartzke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Gartzke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Telephone Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Gartzke. 38% of Gartzke men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Gartzke women worked as a Telephone Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Gartzke were Farm Laborer and Saleswoman. .

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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
    38%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Telephone Operator
    34%
  • Housework
    34%
  • Saleswoman
    34%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Gartzke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gartzke 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 138 immigration records available for the last name Gartzke. 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 490 military records available for the last name Gartzke. For the veterans among your Gartzke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Gartzke lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Gartzke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Gartzke in 1957 was 45, and 93 in 2004.

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