Oelfke Family History

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Oelfke Name Meaning

North German (Ölfke): pet form (diminutive) of the Germanic personal name Od(w)olf or Olf.

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

Similar surnames: Oelke, Noelke, Roelke, Hilke, Oeltjen, Helmke, Felske, Oehlke, Lenke

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Oelfke Family Origin

Where is the Oelfke family from?

Oelfke Family Occupations

What did your Oelfke ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Oelfke. 26% of Oelfke men worked as a Farmer and 45% of Oelfke women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Oelfke were Farm Laborer and Maid

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Farmming
  • Farm Laborer

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
  • Housewife
  • Stenographer
  • Maid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Oelfke Historical Records

What Oelfke family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 786 census records available for the last name Oelfke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Oelfke 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 157 immigration records available for the last name Oelfke. 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 107 military records available for the last name Oelfke. For the veterans among your Oelfke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Oelfke Life Expectancy

What is the average Oelfke lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2003, in the United States, Oelfke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2001. The average life expectancy for Oelfke in 1962 was 48, and 66 in 2003.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Oelfke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Oelfke 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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