Perko Family History
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