Teske Family History

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Teske Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): from Teska, a pet form of any of several Slavic personal names formed with the first element Teš- ‘consolation’, for example Tešimir (see Tessmer).

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

Similar surnames: Jeske, Teska, Neske, Leske, Kaske, Jenke, Taskey, Kuske, Meske

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Teske Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Teske name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Teske. 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


  • Sweden


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Teske Family Origin

Where is the Teske family from?

Teske Family Occupations

What did your Teske ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Teske occupation in the USA was Farmer. 41% of Teske's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Teske family was Cigar Maker. Farmer, Keeping House and Blacksmith were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Teske.

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  • Farmer

  • Keeping House

  • Blacksmith

  • Cigar Maker


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

Teske Historical Records

What Teske family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Teske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Teske 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 Teske. 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 Teske. For the veterans among your Teske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Teske Life Expectancy

What is the average Teske lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Teske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Teske in 1947 was 52, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Teske

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Teske 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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