Goerke Family History

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Goerke Name Meaning

from a pet form of the personal name Georg (see George). possibly a habitational name from any of several places in Pomerania so called, from Slavic gora ‘mountain’, ‘hill’.

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


Similar surnames: Gierke, Berke, Borke, Goede, Oelke, Roepke, Noelke, Roelke, Gerken

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Goerke Family Origin

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Goerke Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    24%
  • Collector

    8%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

In 1880, Farmer, Collector and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Goerke. The most common Goerke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Goerke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Goerke family was Blacksmith.

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Goerke Historical Records

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Goerke Life Expectancy

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