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Koker Family History

Koker Name Meaning

from Middle Dutch coker ‘case’, ‘sheath’, ‘cover’, perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a maker of such articles or for a messenger or official who carried letters or documents in a case. occupational name for a cook, from an agent derivative of coken ‘to cook’.

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


Similar surnames: Kober, Koke, Roker, Koper, Kocher, Koger, Kuker, Kiker, Koller, Comer

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Where is the Koker family from?

You can see how Koker families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koker family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Koker families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 2 Koker families living in Michigan. This was about 29% of all the recorded Koker's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Koker families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koker surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koker ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Farmer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Koker. 32% of Koker men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Koker women worked as a Farmer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koker were Farm Laborer and Stenographer.

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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

  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farmer
    16%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    34%
  • Waitress
    34%
  • Stenographer
    34%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Koker. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koker 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 423 immigration records available for the last name Koker. 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 361 military records available for the last name Koker. For the veterans among your Koker ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koker lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Koker life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Koker in 1958 was 47, and 82 in 2004.

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