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Boehmke Family History

Boehmke Name Meaning

North German (Böhmke): from a diminutive of Middle Low German bom, which in addition to meaning ‘tree’ was also used to denote a beam or joist, so that the name may have been either topographical or a metonymic occupational name for a carpenter.

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


Similar surnames: Boehnke, Boehmer, Boehle, Boeke, Boeck, Oehmke, Boehlke, Boehne

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Where is the Boehmke family from?

You can see how Boehmke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Boehmke family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Boehmke families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Boehmke families living in Minnesota. This was about 47% of all the recorded Boehmke's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Boehmke families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Boehmke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Boehmke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Boehmke. 32% of Boehmke men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Boehmke women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Boehmke were Operator and Laborer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    32%
  • Laborer
    16%
  • Accountant
    11%
  • Operator
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    20%
  • Teacher
    20%
  • Waitress
    20%
  • Laborer
    20%
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What Boehmke family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 979 census records available for the last name Boehmke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Boehmke 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 181 immigration records available for the last name Boehmke. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 211 military records available for the last name Boehmke. For the veterans among your Boehmke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Boehmke lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Boehmke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Boehmke in 1956 was 64, and 76 in 2004.

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