Gohlke Family History

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Gohlke Name Meaning

Eastern German (of Slavic origin): from a derivative of Gohl.

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

Similar surnames: Gohl, Goike, Pehlke, Dahlke, Mahlke, Wolske, Toelke, Pohle, Gaulke

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Gohlke Family Origin

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Gohlke Family Occupations

What did your Gohlke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Carpenter and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Gohlke. A less common occupation for the Gohlke family was Laborer. The most common Gohlke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 22% of Gohlke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Carpenter

  • Keeping House

  • Laborer


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

Gohlke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Gohlke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gohlke 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 967 immigration records available for the last name Gohlke. 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 946 military records available for the last name Gohlke. For the veterans among your Gohlke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gohlke Life Expectancy

What is the average Gohlke lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Gohlke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Gohlke in 1958 was 56, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gohlke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gohlke 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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