Zemke Name Meaning

German: Germanized form of Czech Zemek, an old word for a yeoman farmer (see Zeman).

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


Similar surnames: Lemke, Remke, Beske, Eike, Deike, Demme, Oelke, Zieske, Remme, Temme

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Zemke Family Origin

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Zemke Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    57%
  • Laborer

    14%
  • Blacksmith

    7%
  • Grocer

    7%

In 1880, Farmer, Laborer and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Zemke. The most common Zemke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 57% of Zemke's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Zemke family was Grocer.

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Zemke Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1953 and 2004, Zemke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Zemke in 1953 was 57, and 70 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Zemke

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