Papke Family History

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Papke Name Meaning

North German (also Päpke) and Dutch: nickname from a diminutive of Low German pape, Dutch paepe ‘pope’. Compare Pope.

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


Similar surnames: Pape, Paepke, Happe, Papes, Popke, Papka, Paske, Page, Pope, Papst

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Papke Family Origin

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Papke Family Occupations

What did your Papke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Papke. A less common occupation for the Papke family was A Tailor. The most common Papke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Papke's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • Carpenter

    8%
  • A Tailor

    4%

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

Papke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Papke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Papke 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Papke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Papke. For the veterans among your Papke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Papke Life Expectancy

What is the average Papke lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Papke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Papke in 1958 was 57, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Papke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Papke 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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