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Jaco Family History

Jaco Name Meaning

Altered form of English Jack . Portuguese (Jacó); southern Italian (Jàco and Jacò): from a personal name a derivative of the local forms of Jacob . Slovak (also Jačo): from a pet form of any of the personal names beginning with Ja- for example Jakub .

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


Similar surnames: Jacob, Raco, Jack, Jacko, Jach, Cato, Calo, Vasco, Jaso, Janco

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Where is the Jaco family from?

You can see how Jaco families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jaco family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Jaco families were found in USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 5 Jaco families living in Ontario. This was about 71% of all the recorded Jaco's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Jaco families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jaco surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jaco ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Jaco. 35% of Jaco men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Jaco women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jaco were Carpenter 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
    35%
  • Farmer
    21%
  • Painter
    5%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    17%
  • Housework
    13%
  • Housekeeping
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Jaco. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jaco 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 581 immigration records available for the last name Jaco. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Jaco. For the veterans among your Jaco ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jaco lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Jaco life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Jaco in 1954 was 35, and 71 in 2004.

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