Humke Family History

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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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Humke Family Origin

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Humke Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Humke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 60% of Humke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Humke family was Engineer. Farmer and Blacksmith were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Humke.

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  • Engineer


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Humke Historical Records

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Census Record

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 List

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 Card

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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Humke Life Expectancy

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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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