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Danko Name Meaning

Hungarian (Dankó); Czech and Slovak (also Daňko); Ukrainian and Slovenian: from a pet form of the personal name Daniel (Hungarian Dániel Ukrainian Danylo Slovenian Danijel) or of any of the Slavic compound personal names formed with the element dan ‘given’ (see Dana ). Slovenian: status name for a tithe-free peasant who had his own land from archaic dan ‘tax levy’. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Dajnko.

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

Similar surnames: Dano, Janko, Dacko, Panko, Manko, Franko, Banko, Marko, Lacko, Sanko

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Where is the Danko family from?

You can see how Danko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Danko family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Danko families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Danko families living in Manitoba. This was about 67% of all the recorded Danko's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Danko families in 1911.
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What did your Danko ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Danko. 75% of Danko men worked as a Farmer. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
  • Laborer
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Danko. 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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There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Danko. For the veterans among your Danko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Danko lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Danko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1946, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Danko in 1945 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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