Lemke Family History

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Lemke Name Meaning

North German: from a pet form of the personal name Lemert (see Lambert).

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

Similar surnames: Remke, Lenke, Lamke, Limke, Lemme, Lampe, Jeske, Jenke, Lueke, Henke

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Lemke Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Lemke name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Lemke. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Sweden


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Lemke Family Origin

Where is the Lemke family from?

Lemke Family Occupations

What did your Lemke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Lemke. The most common Lemke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 43% of Lemke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Lemke family was Tailor.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Carpenter

  • Tailor


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Lemke ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Lemke Historical Records

What Lemke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 33,000 census records available for the last name Lemke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lemke 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 8,000 immigration records available for the last name Lemke. 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 10,000 military records available for the last name Lemke. For the veterans among your Lemke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Lemke Life Expectancy

What is the average Lemke lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Lemke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Lemke in 1944 was 71, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Lemke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Lemke ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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