Gaffke Family History

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Gaffke Name Meaning

German: from a short form of Germanic personal name formed with geba ‘gift’ (as in Gebhardt) + the diminutive suffix -ke.

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


Similar surnames: Ganske, Taffe, Warmke, Bake, Hapke, Game, Gaffney, Goffin, Biffle

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Gaffke Family Origin

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Gaffke Family Occupations

What did your Gaffke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Gaffke occupation in the USA was Farmer. 67% of Gaffke's were Farmers. Farmer and Laborer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Gaffke.

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  • Farmer

    67%
  • Laborer

    33%

United States shown, England data unavailable

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

Gaffke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Gaffke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Gaffke 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Gaffke. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Gaffke. For the veterans among your Gaffke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Gaffke Life Expectancy

What is the average Gaffke lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Gaffke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Gaffke in 1955 was 41, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Gaffke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Gaffke 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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