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Roske Family History

Roske Name Meaning

German: from a pet form of a Slavic personal name beginning with the element Rodo-, from an Old Slavic word meaning ‘race’, ‘line’, or from a Slavic derivative of Rose 1.

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


Similar surnames: Rose, Raske, Rosko, Roeske, Proske, Koske, Rock, Rosie, Royce, Roche

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Where is the Roske family from?

You can see how Roske families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Roske family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Roske families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 30 Roske families living in Minnesota. This was about 35% of all the recorded Roske's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Roske families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Roske surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Roske ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Roske. 30% of Roske men worked as a Farmer and 24% of Roske women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Roske were Salesman 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
    30%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    24%
  • Secretary
    16%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Bookkeeper
    16%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Roske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Roske 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 860 immigration records available for the last name Roske. 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 571 military records available for the last name Roske. For the veterans among your Roske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Roske lifespan?

Between 1964 and 2004, in the United States, Roske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Roske in 1964 was 78, and 73 in 2004.

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