Oelke Name Meaning

short form of the female personal name Olgardis, hence a metronymic, or of the male personal name Ulrich (see Oehl). nickname for a short person, from Low German ölken ‘dwarf’. possibly a habitational name from Oelken in Westphalia.

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


Similar surnames: Belke, Berke, Elbe, Noelke, Oelfke, Goerke, Toelke, Selke, Roelke

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Oelke Family Origin

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Oelke Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    48%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Farming

    10%
  • Blacksmith

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Oelke. The most common Oelke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 48% of Oelke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Oelke family was Blacksmith.

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Oelke Historical Records

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Oelke Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1960 and 2004, Oelke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Oelke in 1960 was 52, and 62 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oelke

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