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Greinke Name Meaning

German: of uncertain origin. Perhaps a nickname for a small person, from Middle Low German gren ‘grain’ + the North German diminutive suffix -k-.

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

Similar surnames: Krenke, Steinke, Graunke, Reinke, Grein, Greiwe, Greunke, Greiner

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Where is the Greinke family from?

You can see how Greinke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Greinke family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Greinke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Greinke families living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Greinke's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Greinke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Greinke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Greinke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Greinke. 30% of Greinke men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Greinke women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Greinke were Foreman and Telephone Operator.

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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

  • Laborer
  • Truck Driver
  • New Worker
  • Foreman

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
  • Typist
  • Office Clerk
  • Telephone Operator
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Greinke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Greinke 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 315 immigration records available for the last name Greinke. 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 322 military records available for the last name Greinke. For the veterans among your Greinke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Greinke lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Greinke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1990, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Greinke in 1962 was 76, and 87 in 2004.

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