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Arko Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a pet form of the personal name Aron, Slavic form of the Biblical name Aaron.

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

Similar surnames: Marko, Arno, Barko, Artz, Aro, Lacko, Markow, Albo, Jarka, Markov

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Where is the Arko family from?

You can see how Arko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Arko family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Arko families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 22 Arko families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Arko's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Arko families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Arko surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Arko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Arko. 40% of Arko men worked as a Laborer and 40% of Arko women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Arko were Miner and Icing Room.

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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
  • Truck Driver
  • Machinist
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
  • Cook
  • Housekeeper
  • Icing Room
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Arko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Arko 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 748 immigration records available for the last name Arko. 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 486 military records available for the last name Arko. For the veterans among your Arko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Arko lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Arko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1980, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Arko in 1960 was 46, and 76 in 2004.

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