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Perko Family History

Perko Name Meaning

Slovenian and Croatian: from an old pet form of the personal name Peter (Slovenian) or Petar (Croatian). Slovenian: from an old pet form of the personal name Bernard. Replacement of initial B- with P- is quite common in Slovenian names. Finnish: topographic name from perkiö ‘meadow’, ‘cleared field’. This name is found mainly in southwestern Finland.

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


Similar surnames: Pero, Berko, Perk, Perno, Ferko, Petko, Marko, Perro, Pere, Barko

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Where is the Perko family from?

You can see how Perko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Perko family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Perko families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Perko families living in Ontario. This was 100% of all the recorded Perko's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Perko families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Perko surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Perko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Perko. 31% of Perko men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Perko women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Perko were Proprietor and Office Clerk.

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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
    31%
  • Miner
    17%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Proprietor
    4%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    15%
  • Operator
    10%
  • Waitress
    10%
  • Office Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Perko lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Perko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Perko in 1948 was 47, and 89 in 2004.

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