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Palko Name Meaning

Hungarian (Palkó): from a pet form of the personal name Pál, Hungarian form of Paul. Slovak and Ukrainian: derivative of the personal name Palo, Pavel (see Paul).

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


Similar surnames: Panko, Valko, Pallo, Walko, Marko, Pasko, Lacko, Balko, Palos, Barko

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Where is the Palko family from?

You can see how Palko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Palko family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Palko families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 62 Palko families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 43% of all the recorded Palko's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Palko families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Palko surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Palko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Palko. 31% of Palko men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Palko women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Palko were Labor 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
    31%
  • Miner
    10%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Labor
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    20%
  • Waitress
    17%
  • Stenographer
    14%
  • Clerk
    12%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Palko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palko 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 Palko. 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 Palko. For the veterans among your Palko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Palko lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Palko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Palko in 1953 was 47, and 75 in 2004.

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