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Lieske Name Meaning

Eastern German: habitational name from a place so named near Cottbus or from any of several places named Lieskau.

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


Similar surnames: Pieske, Leese, Laske, Zieske, Niese, Wiese, Liese, Lesky, Lesko

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Where is the Lieske family from?

You can see how Lieske families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lieske family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Lieske families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Lieske families living in Minnesota. This was about 43% of all the recorded Lieske's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Lieske families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lieske surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lieske ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lieske. 27% of Lieske men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Lieske women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lieske were Truck Driver and Teacher.

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Farm Laborer
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    24%
  • Housekeeper
    16%
  • New Worker
    16%
  • Teacher
    16%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Lieske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lieske 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 891 immigration records available for the last name Lieske. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Lieske. For the veterans among your Lieske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lieske lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Lieske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Lieske in 1960 was 41, and 83 in 2004.

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