Meinke Family History

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Meinke Name Meaning

North German and Dutch: from a pet form of Mein.

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

Similar surnames: Meincke, Reinke, Weinke, Mencke, Menke, Heinke, Meinen, Meinecke

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Meinke Family Origin

Where is the Meinke family from?

Meinke Family Occupations

What did your Meinke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Meinke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 45% of Meinke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Meinke family was Brick Manufactorer. Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Meinke.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Blacksmith

  • Brick Manufactorer


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

Meinke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Meinke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Meinke 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Meinke. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Meinke. For the veterans among your Meinke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Meinke Life Expectancy

What is the average Meinke lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Meinke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Meinke in 1957 was 56, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Meinke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Meinke 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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