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Banko Name Meaning

Hungarian: from a pet form of the old secular personal name Bán. Slovak, Croatian (Istria), and Slovenian: derivative of ban ‘governor’ (see Ban).

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


Similar surnames: Bank, Benko, Danko, Manko, Panko, Janko, Ban, Barko, Hanko, Balko

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Where is the Banko family from?

You can see how Banko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Banko family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Banko families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1840 there was 1 Banko family living in New Jersey. This was 100% of all the recorded Banko's in the USA. New Jersey had the highest population of Banko families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Banko surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Banko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Banko. 31% of Banko men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Banko women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Banko were Machinist and Housewife.

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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
    31%
  • Miner
    9%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Machinist
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    19%
  • Seamstress
    10%
  • Cook
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Banko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Banko 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 910 immigration records available for the last name Banko. 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 Banko. For the veterans among your Banko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Banko lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Banko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Banko in 1944 was 35, and 75 in 2004.

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