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Perko Name Meaning

Slovenian and Croatian: from a pet form of the personal names Peter (Slovenian) and Petar (Croatian). As a Slovenian surname it may also be a patronymic from Per an obsolete short form of Peter (compare Peric and Perz ). Slovenian: from a pet form of Pernar and other old variants of the personal name Bernard . Sorbian (P'erko): nickname from a diminutive of Lower Sorbian p'ero ‘feather’. Finnish: habitational name from farms so named from the dialect word perko (standard Finnish perkiö) ‘cleared field’ with reference to their location. Established as a hereditary surname in the 19th century mainly in southwestern Finland southeastern Satakunta and southwestern Tavastia.

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

Similar surnames: Pero, Berko, Perk, Perno, Ferko, Petko, Marko, Perro, Pere, Barko

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Where is the Perko family from?

You can see how Perko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Perko family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Perko families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 21 Perko families living in Ohio. This was about 23% of all the recorded Perko's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Perko families in 1920.
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What did your Perko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Perko. 31% of Perko men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Perko women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Perko were Proprietor and Office 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
  • Miner
  • Farmer
  • Proprietor

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Secretary
  • Clerk
  • Waitress
  • Office Clerk
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Census Records

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

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What is the average Perko lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Perko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1963, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Perko in 1948 was 47, and 89 in 2004.

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