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Panko Family History

Panko Name Meaning

Hungarian (Pankó): from a pet form of the personal name Pongrác. Compare Pankratz. Ukrainian and Slovak: from the personal name Panko, a pet form of various names starting with Pa-. Ukrainian: nickname from a diminutive of Ukrainian pan ‘lord’, ‘landlord’.

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


Similar surnames: Danko, Janko, Palko, Manko, Banko, Pasko, Lacko, Marko, Hanko, Franko

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Where is the Panko family from?

You can see how Panko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Panko family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Panko families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Panko families living in Michigan. This was about 63% of all the recorded Panko's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Panko families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Panko surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Panko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Dressmaker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Panko. 47% of Panko men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Panko women worked as a Dressmaker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Panko were Miner 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
    47%
  • Farmer
    19%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Miner
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Dressmaker
    22%
  • Waitress
    22%
  • New Worker
    15%
  • Seamstress
    15%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Panko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Panko 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 850 immigration records available for the last name Panko. 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 790 military records available for the last name Panko. For the veterans among your Panko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Panko lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Panko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Panko in 1945 was 33, and 80 in 2004.

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