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Ke Name Meaning

Chinese: Mandarin form of the surname 柯 meaning ‘bough stalk’ in Chinese: (i) from the first element of the personal name Ke Lu (柯盧) personal name of a prince of the state of Wu during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). (ii) from the first element of the placename Ke Ze (柯澤) the name of a fief (located in Shandong province) granted to an official in the state of Qi during the Spring and Autumn period (770–476 BC). (iii) traced back to the Qiang ethnic group in ancient western China and the Xianbei ethnic group in northern China. (iv) adopted as a surname by the Ke Ba (柯拔) family from the Xianbei ethnic group in northern China during the Northern Wei dynasty (386–534 AD). Chinese: variant of Ge . Chinese: variant Romanization of the surname 紀 see Ji Vietnamese: unexplained.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Ge, Ko, Ku, He, Lu, Ye, Kye, Qi, Kew, Re

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You can see how Ke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Ke families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 3 Ke families living in Cornwall. This was 100% of all the recorded Ke's in United Kingdom. Cornwall had the highest population of Ke families in 1891.
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What did your Ke ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Ke. 79% of Ke women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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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.

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Domestic Servant
  • Domestic Service
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Ke. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Ke. For the veterans among your Ke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ke lifespan?

Between 1968 and 2004, in the United States, Ke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Ke in 1968 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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