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Roeske Name Meaning

German (also Röske): from a pet form of Rose.

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


Similar surnames: Roske, Roelke, Roebke, Roepke, Remke, Raske, Proske, Jeske, Noelke

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Where is the Roeske family from?

You can see how Roeske families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roeske family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Roeske families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Roeske families living in Wisconsin. This was about 39% of all the recorded Roeske's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Roeske families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roeske surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roeske ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Assembler were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Roeske. 24% of Roeske men worked as a Laborer and 14% of Roeske women worked as an Assembler. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roeske were Farm Operator 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

  • Laborer
    24%
  • Farmer
    17%
  • Mechanic
    6%
  • Farm Operator
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Assembler
    14%
  • Housework
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Roeske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roeske 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 619 immigration records available for the last name Roeske. 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 815 military records available for the last name Roeske. For the veterans among your Roeske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roeske lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Roeske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Roeske in 1948 was 42, and 84 in 2004.

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