Oehlke Family History

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Oehlke Name Meaning

North German (Öhlke): from a pet form of Ohl.

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

Similar surnames: Ehlke, Boehlke, Pehlke, Gehrke, Behlke, Roelke, Ehrke, Boehle, Oehmke

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Oehlke Family Origin

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Oehlke Family Occupations

What did your Oehlke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Oehlke family was Shoemaker. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Oehlke. The most common Oehlke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Oehlke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Shoemaker


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

Oehlke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 964 census records available for the last name Oehlke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oehlke 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 269 immigration records available for the last name Oehlke. 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 349 military records available for the last name Oehlke. For the veterans among your Oehlke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oehlke Life Expectancy

What is the average Oehlke lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Oehlke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Oehlke in 1951 was 33, and 82 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oehlke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oehlke 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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