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Mesko Family History

Mesko Name Meaning

Slovak (Meško): from a pet form of the personal name Mecislav. Slovenian (Meško): probably from a derivative of the personal name Mihael (see Michael).

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


Similar surnames: Misko, Melko, Lesko, Mosko, Jesko, Berko, Manko, Benko, Ferko, Milko

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Where is the Mesko family from?

You can see how Mesko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mesko family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Mesko families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 18 Mesko families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 28% of all the recorded Mesko's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mesko families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Mesko surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Mesko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mesko. 43% of Mesko men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Mesko women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mesko were Baker and Winder. .

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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
    43%
  • Labor
    18%
  • Miner
    9%
  • Baker
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    24%
  • Machine Operator
    16%
  • New Worker
    16%
  • Winder
    16%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Mesko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mesko 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 524 immigration records available for the last name Mesko. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Mesko. For the veterans among your Mesko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mesko lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Mesko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1972, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Mesko in 1963 was 71, and 71 in 2004.

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