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Lutke Family History

Lutke Name Meaning

North German (Lütke): from a pet form of the personal name Ludolf (see Ludolph) or of a short form of another Germanic personal name formed leud, liut ‘people’, ‘tribe’ (see Lueth) as the first element. Compare Luedecke.

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


Similar surnames: Litke, Luke, Lueke, Lutz, Lueken, Luthi, Humke, Duke, Limke, Utke

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Where is the Lutke family from?

You can see how Lutke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lutke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Lutke families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1880 there were 24 Lutke families living in Wisconsin. This was about 35% of all the recorded Lutke's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Lutke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Lutke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Lutke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Servant were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Lutke. 42% of Lutke men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Lutke women worked as a Servant. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lutke were Mechanic 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
    42%
  • Farmer
    36%
  • Machine Operator
    12%
  • Mechanic
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Servant
    25%
  • Maid
    25%
  • Packer
    17%
  • Stenographer
    17%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Lutke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Lutke 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 615 immigration records available for the last name Lutke. 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 524 military records available for the last name Lutke. For the veterans among your Lutke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lutke lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2003, in the United States, Lutke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1982. The average life expectancy for Lutke in 1957 was 23, and 46 in 2003.

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