Placko Family History

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Placko Name Meaning

Polish and Ukrainian: from a derivative of placek ‘cake’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a pastry chef.

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

Similar surnames: Plack, Placke, Placek, Pack, Place, Platko, Flack, Palko, Dacko

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Placko Family Origin

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Placko Family Occupations

What did your Placko ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Placko occupation in the USA was Hat Manufacturer. 100% of Placko's were Hat Manufacturers.

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  • Hat Manufacturer


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Placko Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 622 census records available for the last name Placko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Placko census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 334 immigration records available for the last name Placko. 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 Card

There are 364 military records available for the last name Placko. For the veterans among your Placko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Placko Life Expectancy

What is the average Placko lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Placko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Placko in 1959 was 55, and 93 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Placko ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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