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Berko Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): variant of Berke . Hungarian (Berkó): from a pet form of the personal name Bertalan Hungarian form of Bartholomew . Slovenian: from a pet form of the personal name Bernard and of the South Slavic name Berislav (formed with the imperative beri ‘collect’). West African (Ghana): from an Akan male personal name denoting a first-born boy.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Berke, Berto, Berka, Berk, Barko, Perko, Benko, Ferko, Barto, Berkow

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Where is the Berko family from?

You can see how Berko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Berko family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Berko families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Berko families living in New York. This was about 60% of all the recorded Berko's in USA. New York had the highest population of Berko families in 1880.
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What did your Berko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Berko. 25% of Berko 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
  • Clerk
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Berko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Berko 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 Berko. 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 340 military records available for the last name Berko. For the veterans among your Berko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Berko lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Berko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Berko in 1944 was 29, and 86 in 2004.

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