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

What did your Goerke ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Farmer

  • Collector

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith


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

Goerke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Goerke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Goerke 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Goerke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Goerke. For the veterans among your Goerke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Goerke Life Expectancy

What is the average Goerke lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Goerke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Goerke in 1950 was 48, and 49 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Goerke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Goerke 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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