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Limke Name Meaning

German: variant of Limpke, of uncertain origin. It may be a topographic name from Limbeke, a river name in the Harz Mountains, or from Limp, a short form of a Germanic personal name composed with lint ‘snake’ + berht ‘shining’ + -ke, diminutive suffix.

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


Similar surnames: Remke, Linde, Litke, Lemke, Lampe, Hilke, Lipke, Eicke, Lenke, Lake

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Where is the Limke family from?

You can see how Limke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Limke family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Limke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Limke families living in Iowa. This was about 68% of all the recorded Limke's in the USA. Iowa had the highest population of Limke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Limke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Limke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Limke. 48% of Limke men worked as a Farmer.

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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
    48%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Foreman
    12%
  • Plumber
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    100%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Limke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Limke 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 112 immigration records available for the last name Limke. 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 138 military records available for the last name Limke. For the veterans among your Limke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Limke lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Limke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Limke in 1959 was 62, and 82 in 2004.

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