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Peschke Name Meaning

Germanized form of Czech Peška (see Peska ) and of other Slavic cognates such as Sorbian Pěška (from a pet form of the personal name Pěš; see Pesch ) and also Pětška Pěčka (from a pet form of the personal name Pětš Pěč; see Petsch ).

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


Similar surnames: Pischke, Meschke, Paschke, Jeschke, Reschke, Heschke, Geschke

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Where is the Peschke family from?

You can see how Peschke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Peschke family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1880 and 1920. The most Peschke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Peschke families living in Missouri. This was about 38% of all the recorded Peschke's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Peschke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Peschke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Peschke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Peschke. 27% of Peschke men worked as a Farmer and 23% of Peschke women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Peschke were Proprietor and Housekeeper. .

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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
    27%
  • Laborer
    20%
  • Salesman
    13%
  • Proprietor
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    23%
  • Secretary
    12%
  • Housewife
    12%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Peschke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Peschke 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 927 immigration records available for the last name Peschke. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Peschke. For the veterans among your Peschke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Peschke lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Peschke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Peschke in 1963 was 75, and 93 in 2004.

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