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Lempke Name Meaning

North German: variant of Lemke .

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Lemcke, Lembke, Lembcke, Lemke, Kempke, Lemme, Kempe, Limke, Kempka

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Where is the Lempke family from?

You can see how Lempke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lempke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Lempke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 73 Lempke families living in Wisconsin. This was about 26% of all the recorded Lempke's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Lempke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lempke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lempke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lempke. 23% of Lempke men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Lempke women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lempke were Farm Laborer and New Worker. .

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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
    23%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • New Worker
    12%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Lempke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lempke 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 558 immigration records available for the last name Lempke. 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 784 military records available for the last name Lempke. For the veterans among your Lempke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lempke lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Lempke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Lempke in 1956 was 56, and 85 in 2004.

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