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Koke Family History

Koke Name Meaning

North German and Westphalian: occupational name for a cook, Middle Low German kok; perhaps also a metonymic occupational name for a pastrycook, from the dialect word koke(n) ‘cake’.

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


Similar surnames: Koker, Kok, Kopke, Hoke, Kloke, Kobe, Kober, Klee, Voge, Hope

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Where is the Koke family from?

You can see how Koke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koke family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Koke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Koke family living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Koke's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Koke families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Koke. 30% of Koke men worked as a Farmer and 36% of Koke women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koke were Farming 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
    30%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • Clerk
    7%
  • Farming
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    36%
  • Housewife
    30%
  • Saleslady
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Koke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koke 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 469 immigration records available for the last name Koke. 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 563 military records available for the last name Koke. For the veterans among your Koke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koke lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Koke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1971, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Koke in 1958 was 44, and 68 in 2004.

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