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Geschke Name Meaning

North German: from the personal name Gesche a pet form of the female personal name Gertrud. Germanized form of Polish Jeszka (see Jeska ) and Sorbian Ješka and of some of their variants and cognates (see Jeschke ).

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

Similar surnames: Meschke, Jeschke, Heschke, Peschke, Teschke, Reschke, Mischke

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Where is the Geschke family from?

You can see how Geschke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Geschke family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Geschke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 10 Geschke families living in Wisconsin. This was about 33% of all the recorded Geschke's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Geschke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Geschke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Geschke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Geschke. 15% of Geschke men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Geschke women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Geschke were Finisher 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

  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Carpenter
  • Finisher

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Geschke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Geschke 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 516 immigration records available for the last name Geschke. 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 691 military records available for the last name Geschke. For the veterans among your Geschke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Geschke lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Geschke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 2001, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Geschke in 1964 was 61, and 93 in 2004.

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