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Litke Family History

Litke Surname Meaning

North German: from a pet form of any of various ancient Germanic compound personal names formed with liud ‘people tribe’ as the first element or an Americanized form of Lüdtke (see Luedtke Lutke ).

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

Similar surnames: Lutke, Limke, Libke, Ike, Lipe, Hilke, Eicke, Tite, Lemke, Linde

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Where is the Litke family from?

You can see how Litke families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Litke family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1861 and 1920. The most Litke families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Litke families living in Lancashire. This was about 36% of all the recorded Litke's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Litke families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Litke surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Litke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Litke. 21% of Litke men worked as a Farmer and 17% of Litke women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Litke were Machinist and Maid. .

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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
  • Laborer
  • Salesman
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
  • Saleslady
  • Housewife
  • Maid
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Litke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Litke 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 831 immigration records available for the last name Litke. 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 810 military records available for the last name Litke. For the veterans among your Litke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Litke lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Litke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1954, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Litke in 1942 was 54, and 69 in 2004.

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