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Makos Family History

Makos Name Meaning

Greek: origin uncertain. Possibly from Slavic mak ‘poppy’, or the Albanian personal name Maqo. Polish (Makos) and Hungarian (Mákos): from mak ‘poppy’, occupational name for someone who grew poppies, or nickname meaning ‘poppy’. Polish (Makosz) and Hungarian (Mákos): from the personal name Makary (Polish), Makár (Hungarian), vernacular forms of the Greek personal name Makarios ‘blessed’.

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


Similar surnames: Mak, Mikos, Kakos, Mako, Markos, Bakos, Kos, Baros, Maras, Rokos

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Where is the Makos family from?

You can see how Makos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Makos family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Makos families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 9 Makos families living in Illinois. This was about 16% of all the recorded Makos's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Makos families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Makos surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Makos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Makos. 34% of Makos men worked as a Laborer and 38% of Makos women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Makos were Waiter and Proprietor.

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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
    34%
  • Farmhand
    9%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Waiter
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housekeeper
    38%
  • New Worker
    38%
  • Proprietor
    25%
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Census Records

There are 973 census records available for the last name Makos. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Makos 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 506 immigration records available for the last name Makos. 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 371 military records available for the last name Makos. For the veterans among your Makos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Makos lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Makos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Makos in 1957 was 43, and 67 in 2004.

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