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Hanko Family History

Hanko Name Meaning

Polish: from a pet form of the personal name Jan, a vernacular form of Latin Johannes (see John).

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


Similar surnames: Janko, Hanke, Hanka, Danko, Panko, Manko, Banko, Hanno, Franko, Wanko

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Where is the Hanko family from?

You can see how Hanko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Hanko family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Hanko families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 14 Hanko families living in Illinois. This was about 13% of all the recorded Hanko's in the USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Hanko families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Hanko surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Hanko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Hanko. 24% of Hanko men worked as a Laborer and 27% of Hanko women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Hanko were Farming and Clerk.

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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
    24%
  • Miner
    19%
  • Farmer
    14%
  • Farming
    9%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    27%
  • Maid
    20%
  • Housekeeper
    14%
  • Clerk
    14%
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What Hanko family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Hanko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Hanko 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 786 immigration records available for the last name Hanko. 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 770 military records available for the last name Hanko. For the veterans among your Hanko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Hanko lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Hanko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1964, and highest in 1973. The average life expectancy for Hanko in 1956 was 58, and 80 in 2004.

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