Woelke Family History

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Woelke Name Meaning

German: variant spelling of Wölke, itself a variant of Wolk.

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

Similar surnames: Wolke, Woelk, Toelke, Boelke, Wolfe, Wilke, Welde, Voelker, Helke

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Woelke Family Origin

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Woelke Family Occupations

What did your Woelke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Woelke occupation in the USA was Cabinet Maker. 20% of Woelke's were Cabinet Makers. A less common occupation for the Woelke family was Laborer. Cabinet Maker, Cook In Hotel and In Glue Work were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Woelke.

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  • Cabinet Maker

  • Cook In Hotel

  • In Glue Work

  • Laborer


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

Woelke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Woelke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Woelke 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 335 immigration records available for the last name Woelke. 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 330 military records available for the last name Woelke. For the veterans among your Woelke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Woelke Life Expectancy

What is the average Woelke lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Woelke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Woelke in 1962 was 82, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Woelke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Woelke 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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