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Benko Name Meaning

Hungarian (Benkó or Benko), Slovak, Slovenian, and Ukrainian: from a pet form of a personal name derived from Latin Benedictus, e.g. Hungarian Benedek, Slovak Benadik, Slovenian Benedikt, Ukrainian Benedykt (see Benedict).

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


Similar surnames: Beno, Benyo, Banko, Benke, Berko, Senko, Bence, Renko, Bento, Benak

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Where is the Benko family from?

You can see how Benko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Benko family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Benko families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Benko families living in New York. This was 100% of all the recorded Benko's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Benko families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Benko surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Benko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Benko. 37% of Benko men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Benko women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Benko were Miner and 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
    37%
  • New Worker
    6%
  • Machinist
    6%
  • Miner
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    15%
  • Waitress
    12%
  • Assembler
    12%
  • Laborer
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Benko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Benko 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Benko. 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 2,000 military records available for the last name Benko. For the veterans among your Benko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Benko lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Benko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Benko in 1949 was 49, and 80 in 2004.

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