Rettke Family History

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Rettke Name Meaning

from a pet form of a Germanic personal name formed with rad, rat ‘advice’, ‘counsel’. (in the east): habitational name from Rettkau near Glogau.

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

Similar surnames: Rettler, Retter, Wuttke, Mette, Remke, Reinke, Betke, Wittke, Hedtke

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Rettke Family Origin

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Rettke Family Occupations

What did your Rettke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Rettke family was Farmer. The most common Rettke occupation in the USA was Works In Brewery. 33% of Rettke's were Works In Brewerys. Works In Brewery, Brick Layer and Bricklayer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Rettke.

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  • Works In Brewery

  • Brick Layer

  • Bricklayer

  • Farmer


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

Rettke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Rettke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Rettke 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 172 immigration records available for the last name Rettke. 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 400 military records available for the last name Rettke. For the veterans among your Rettke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Rettke Life Expectancy

What is the average Rettke lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Rettke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Rettke in 1958 was 62, and 85 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Rettke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Rettke 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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