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Paske Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Pask. Danish (Paaske): from a vernacular short form of the Latin personal name Paschalis (see Pascal), or perhaps a nickname for someone who was born at Easter, påske, or had some other particular connection with that time of year, such as owing a feudal obligation then. German: from an eastern (Slavic) short form of the medieval personal names Paschasius or Paschalis (see Pascal). German: habitational name from Paska in Thuringia. German (Päske): from an eastern (Slavic) short form of the personal name Petrus (see Peter).

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


Similar surnames: Pask, Paskey, Kaske, Laske, Faske, Pasko, Zaske, Pasker, Raske, Hase

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Where is the Paske family from?

You can see how Paske families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Paske family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Paske families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1880 there were 20 Paske families living in Wisconsin. This was about 74% of all the recorded Paske's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Paske families in 1880.
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What did your Paske ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Paske. 33% of Paske men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Paske women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Paske were Miner and Sales Clerk.

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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
    33%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
    14%
  • Stenographer
    9%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Sales Clerk
    9%
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Census Records

There are 4,000 census records available for the last name Paske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Paske 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 680 immigration records available for the last name Paske. 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 534 military records available for the last name Paske. For the veterans among your Paske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Paske lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Paske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1974, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Paske in 1957 was 53, and 82 in 2004.

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