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Tukes Name Meaning

Probably an altered form of English Tuke, from the Old Norse personal name Tóki. Perhaps also an altered spelling of the German personal name Dux, or Düx, from a short form of Benedictus (see Benedict).

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


Similar surnames: Jukes, Toles, Duke, Kunes, Turkel, Tomes, Tookes, Lukes, Tuckey

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Where is the Tukes family from?

You can see how Tukes families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tukes family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Tukes families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 15 Tukes families living in Florida. This was about 34% of all the recorded Tukes's in the USA. Florida had the highest population of Tukes families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Tukes surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Tukes ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Tukes. 53% of Tukes men worked as a Laborer and 32% of Tukes women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Tukes were Farm Laborer and Cook.

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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
    53%
  • Farmer
    37%
  • Farm Laborer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    32%
  • Laborer
    32%
  • Farm Laborer
    25%
  • Cook
    13%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Tukes. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tukes 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 102 immigration records available for the last name Tukes. 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 510 military records available for the last name Tukes. For the veterans among your Tukes ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Tukes lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Tukes life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Tukes in 1961 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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