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Hapke Family History

Hapke Name Meaning

North German: from a pet form of a Germanic personal name (see Happel 1).

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


Similar surnames: Hake, Hanke, Happe, Harke, Hacke, Haske, Hopke, Henke, Bake, Hipke

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Where is the Hapke family from?

You can see how Hapke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hapke family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Hapke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 17 Hapke families living in Illinois. This was about 41% of all the recorded Hapke's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Hapke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hapke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hapke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hapke. 35% of Hapke men worked as a Farmer and 27% of Hapke women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hapke were Truck Driver and Packer.

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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

  • Farmer
    35%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Clerk
    9%
  • Truck Driver
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    27%
  • Housework
    27%
  • Housewife
    16%
  • Packer
    11%
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What Hapke family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Hapke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hapke 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 540 immigration records available for the last name Hapke. 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 830 military records available for the last name Hapke. For the veterans among your Hapke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hapke lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Hapke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Hapke in 1957 was 52, and 74 in 2004.

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