Arco Family History

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Arco Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the places called Arco in the provinces of Cáceres, Pontevedra, Santander, and Salamanca, or a topographic name from arco ‘archway’. Italian: metonymic occupational name for a bow maker or bowman, from arco ‘bow’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Arco Felice in Naples province.

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


Similar surnames: Barco, Arce, Aro, Parco, Cardo, Arcos, Arceo, Rio, Arno, Marco

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Arco Family Origin

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Arco Family Occupations

What did your Arco ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Filing Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arco. 18% of Arco men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Arco women worked as a Filing Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arco were Inspector and Dressmaker

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    18%
  • Actor
    6%
  • Butcher
    6%
  • Inspector
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Filing Clerk
    16%
  • Cook
    8%
  • Dress Maker
    8%
  • Dressmaker
    8%

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

Arco Historical Records

What Arco family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Arco. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arco 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 760 immigration records available for the last name Arco. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Arco. For the veterans among your Arco ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Arco Life Expectancy

What is the average Arco lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Arco life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Arco in 1955 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Arco

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