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Arco Name Meaning

Spanish: habitational name from any of the places called Arco in the provinces of Cáceres, Pontevedra, Santander, and Salamanca, or a topographic name from arco ‘archway’. Italian: metonymic occupational name for a bow maker or bowman, from arco ‘bow’, or a habitational name from a place named with this word, as for example Arco Felice in Naples province.

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

Similar surnames: Barco, Arce, Aro, Parco, Cardo, Arcos, Arceo, Rio, Arno, Marco

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Where is the Arco family from?

You can see how Arco families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arco family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Arco families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Arco family living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Arco's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Arco families in 1880.
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What did your Arco ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Filing Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arco. 54% of Arco men worked as a Laborer.

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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 1940

  • Laborer
  • Actor
  • Butcher
  • Inspector

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Filing Clerk
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Arco. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arco 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 760 immigration records available for the last name Arco. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, 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 Arco. For the veterans among your Arco ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arco lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Arco life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Arco in 1955 was 53, and 72 in 2004.

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