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Kontos Name Meaning

Greek: nickname for a short man, from kontos ‘short’; also a reduced form of any of various surnames formed with Konto- as a prefix, e.g. Kontogiannis ‘short John’. Hungarian (Köntös): from köntös ‘gown’, ‘short fur coat’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a furrier or a maker of coats.

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


Similar surnames: Condos, Contos, Kormos, Chontos, Konop, Kotas, Kondos, Antos, Fotos

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Where is the Kontos family from?

You can see how Kontos families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kontos family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Kontos families living in New York. This was about 13% of all the recorded Kontos's in the USA. New York and 1 other state had the highest population of Kontos families in 1920.
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What did your Kontos ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Cook and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kontos. 19% of Kontos men worked as a Cook.

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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

  • Cook
    19%
  • Waiter
    11%
  • Proprietor
    11%
  • Laborer
    11%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Waitress
    100%
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kontos. 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 666 military records available for the last name Kontos. For the veterans among your Kontos ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kontos lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2003, in the United States, Kontos life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1991. The average life expectancy for Kontos in 1961 was 44, and 75 in 2003.

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