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Hartke Family History

Hartke Name Meaning

North German: from a pet form of Hartwig or of any other ancient Germanic compound personal name beginning with hard ‘hardy strong’.

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


Similar surnames: Hartge, Hardtke, Hartle, Hartig, Harke, Hartz, Harten, Hartje, Hacke

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Where is the Hartke family from?

You can see how Hartke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hartke family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Hartke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 44 Hartke families living in Illinois. This was about 32% of all the recorded Hartke's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Hartke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hartke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hartke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Hartke. 22% of Hartke men worked as a Farmer and 25% of Hartke women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hartke were Clerk and Secretary. .

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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
    22%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Clerk
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    25%
  • Housewife
    14%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Secretary
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Hartke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hartke 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 445 immigration records available for the last name Hartke. 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 809 military records available for the last name Hartke. For the veterans among your Hartke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hartke lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Hartke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Hartke in 1949 was 60, and 69 in 2004.

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