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Reschke Name Meaning

Germanized form of Sorbian Rešk: nickname from a diminutive of Lower Sorbian reš ‘shrew’. Germanized form of Sorbian Rješk and Rešk: from a pet form of Upper Sorbian and Lower Sorbian variants of any of various German personal names beginning with Rein- (see Rentsch ). German: habitational name from a place so named in former West Prussia (now in Poland).

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


Similar surnames: Meschke, Peschke, Rosche, Geschke, Jeschke, Mischke, Heschke, Teschke

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Where is the Reschke family from?

You can see how Reschke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Reschke family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Reschke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 4 Reschke families living in Wisconsin. This was about 50% of all the recorded Reschke's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Reschke families in 1880.
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What did your Reschke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Reschke. 17% of Reschke men worked as a Farmer and 34% of Reschke women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Reschke were Carpenter and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    17%
  • Laborer
    17%
  • Machinist
    7%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    34%
  • Maid
    23%
  • Cashier
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Reschke. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Reschke. For the veterans among your Reschke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Reschke lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Reschke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1994. The average life expectancy for Reschke in 1950 was 53, and 71 in 2004.

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