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Contos Name Meaning

Greek: variant of Kontos Americanized form of Hungarian Csontos or Köntös (see Kontos ).

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


Similar surnames: Chontos, Kontos, Conto, Condos, Coates, Couts, Coots, Contois, Clonts

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Where is the Contos family from?

You can see how Contos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Contos family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Contos families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Contos families living in Quebec. This was about 67% of all the recorded Contos's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Contos families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Contos surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Contos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Contos. 13% of Contos men worked as a Laborer and 16% of Contos women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Contos were Waiter and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    13%
  • Cook
    13%
  • Proprietor
    12%
  • Waiter
    10%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    16%
  • Clerk
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    12%
  • Bookkeeper
    12%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Contos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Contos 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Contos. 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 733 military records available for the last name Contos. For the veterans among your Contos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Contos lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Contos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Contos in 1957 was 61, and 71 in 2004.

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