Goeken Family History

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Goeken Name Meaning

North German: variant of Gödeke (see Goedecke).

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

Similar surnames: Goeke, Goedken, Goeden, Boyken, Boeker, Godden, Goosen, Goecke, Onken

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Goeken Family Origin

Where is the Goeken family from?

Goeken Family Occupations

What did your Goeken ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Goeken family was Lawyer. Clerk, Farmer and Insurance Agent were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goeken. The most common Goeken occupation in the USA was Clerk. 25% of Goeken's were Clerks.

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  • Clerk

  • Farmer

  • Insurance Agent

  • Lawyer


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

Goeken Historical Records

What Goeken family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 930 census records available for the last name Goeken. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goeken census 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 146 immigration records available for the last name Goeken. 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 163 military records available for the last name Goeken. For the veterans among your Goeken ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goeken Life Expectancy

What is the average Goeken lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Goeken life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Goeken in 1963 was 82, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goeken

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goeken 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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