Luke Family History

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Luke Name Meaning

English: from a derivative of Lucas. This was (and is) the common vernacular form of the name, being the one by which the author of the fourth Gospel is known in English. English: habitational name for someone from Liège in Belgium (Dutch Luik). North German (Lüke): from a short form of Lüdeke; Luedecke.

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

Similar surnames: Duke, Luker, Lueke, Lutke, Lake, Like, Luka, Luks, Lue, Luk

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Luke Family Origin

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Luke Family Occupations

What did your Luke ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Luke family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Luke occupation in the UK was Coal Miner. 8% of Luke's were Coal Miners. Coal Miner, Farmer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Luke.

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  • Coal Miner

  • Farmer

  • Labourer

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Luke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 127,000 census records available for the last name Luke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Luke 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 16,000 immigration records available for the last name Luke. 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 21,000 military records available for the last name Luke. For the veterans among your Luke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Luke Life Expectancy

What is the average Luke lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Luke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Luke in 1945 was 23, and 74 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Luke 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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