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Humke Name Meaning

German: habitational name from a place so called near Lippe, originally named Hunebeke ‘dirty stream’. North German (Frisian): from a pet form of the personal name Hummo, a reduced form of the Germanic names Hugimar (composed of the elements hugi ‘heart’, ‘mind’, ‘spirit’ + mari ‘great’, ‘famous’) or Hunmar (composed of the elements hun ‘Hun’, ‘giant’ + mari ‘great’, ‘famous’).

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


Similar surnames: Hunke, Hummer, Homme, Hilke, Hucke, Human, Lutke, Remke, Huske, Huppe

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Where is the Humke family from?

You can see how Humke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Humke family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Humke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Humke families living in Indiana. This was about 44% of all the recorded Humke's in the USA. Indiana had the highest population of Humke families in 1880.
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What did your Humke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Teacher were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Humke. 62% of Humke men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Humke women worked as a Teacher. Some less common occupations for Americans named Humke were Proprietor and Housekeeper.

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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
    62%
  • Laborer
    21%
  • Farm Laborer
    6%
  • Proprietor
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Teacher
    50%
  • Housekeeper
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Humke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Humke 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 127 immigration records available for the last name Humke. 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 227 military records available for the last name Humke. For the veterans among your Humke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Humke lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Humke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1977, and highest in 1987. The average life expectancy for Humke in 1963 was 85, and 63 in 2004.

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