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Muske Family History

Muske Name Meaning

North German: nickname from a diminutive of Middle Low German mus ‘mouse’ (see Maus 1).

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


Similar surnames: Meske, Huske, Punke, Huse, Buske, Muska, Musch, Runke, Humke, Mucker

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Where is the Muske family from?

You can see how Muske families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Muske family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Muske families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Muske families living in Michigan. This was about 50% of all the recorded Muske's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Muske families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Muske surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Muske ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Muske. 50% of Muske men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Muske women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Muske were Farm Laborer and School 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
    50%
  • Laborer
    14%
  • General Farmer
    8%
  • Farm Laborer
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • School Teacher
    50%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Muske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Muske 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 343 immigration records available for the last name Muske. 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 430 military records available for the last name Muske. For the veterans among your Muske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Muske lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Muske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1947, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Muske in 1947 was 21, and 70 in 2004.

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