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Roepke Name Meaning

North German (also Röpke): from a pet form of the personal name Rupprecht, a variant of Robert.

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


Similar surnames: Roelke, Toepke, Roebke, Doepke, Dopke, Koepke, Kopke, Remke, Roeske

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Where is the Roepke family from?

You can see how Roepke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roepke family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Roepke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 22 Roepke families living in Wisconsin. This was about 27% of all the recorded Roepke's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Roepke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roepke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roepke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Roepke. 30% of Roepke men worked as a Farmer and 13% of Roepke women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roepke 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
    30%
  • Laborer
    19%
  • Truck Driver
    5%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    13%
  • Clerk
    11%
  • Saleslady
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Roepke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roepke 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 952 immigration records available for the last name Roepke. 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 Roepke. For the veterans among your Roepke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roepke lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Roepke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1943, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Roepke in 1941 was 39, and 77 in 2004.

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