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Lesko Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Leško): from a pet form of the personal name Aleš (see Ales ). Polish (Leśko): from a variant of the personal name Leszko a pet form of Lech . In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Leszko which is also Rusyn (Lemko) name; compare Leshko . Hungarian (Leskó): probably from an old Hungarian personal name Leskó derived from the Ugric word les ‘look’ or ‘peek’. Alternatively in some cases a surname of Slovak origin (see 1 above). Croatian (Leško): from a pet form of the personal name Aleksandar (see Alexander ). Croatian: unexplained.

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

Similar surnames: Lesky, Leske, Mesko, Jesko, Lacko, Lello, Lasko, Leshko, Berko, Gasko

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Where is the Lesko family from?

You can see how Lesko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Lesko family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Lesko families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Lesko families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Lesko's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Lesko families in 1880.
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What did your Lesko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Lesko. 32% of Lesko men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Lesko women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Lesko were New Worker and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Miner
  • Labor
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • New Worker
  • Waitress
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Lesko. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Lesko. For the veterans among your Lesko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Lesko lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Lesko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Lesko in 1949 was 47, and 79 in 2004.

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