Jeske Family History

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Jeske Name Meaning

Eastern German (of Slavic origin): from a pet form of the personal name Jan or Johannes (see John).

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

Similar surnames: Jesse, Jenke, Jesko, Jeska, Teske, Neske, Leske, Beske, Kuske, Meske

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Jeske Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Jeske name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Jeske. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Germanic Europe


  • Eastern Europe & Russia


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Norway


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Jeske Family Origin

Where is the Jeske family from?

Jeske Family Occupations

What did your Jeske ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Jeske occupation in the USA was Farmer. 36% of Jeske's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Jeske. A less common occupation for the Jeske family was Blacksmith.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • At Home

  • Blacksmith


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

Jeske Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 8,000 census records available for the last name Jeske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jeske 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Jeske. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Jeske. For the veterans among your Jeske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Jeske Life Expectancy

What is the average Jeske lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Jeske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Jeske in 1945 was 39, and 80 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Jeske 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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