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Bako Name Meaning

Hungarian (Bakó): patronymic from Bak. Hungarian: from bakó, an occupational name for an executioner. Croatian: nickname from the archaic word bako ‘bull’. The name is frequent in Istria and Dalmatia.

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


Similar surnames: Baka, Bakos, Banko, Bak, Bake, Mako, Baro, Mak, Bao, Barko

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Where is the Bako family from?

You can see how Bako families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bako family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Bako families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Bako families living in Ontario. This was about 50% of all the recorded Bako's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Bako families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bako surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bako ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Bako. 45% of Bako men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Bako women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bako were Farmer and New Worker.

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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

  • Laborer
    45%
  • Clerk
    12%
  • Salesman
    12%
  • Farmer
    12%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    43%
  • Cook
    29%
  • New Worker
    29%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Bako. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bako 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 827 immigration records available for the last name Bako. 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 Cards

There are 532 military records available for the last name Bako. For the veterans among your Bako ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bako lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Bako life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Bako in 1957 was 53, and 80 in 2004.

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