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Popko Family History

Popko Name Meaning

Polish and Ukrainian: from a derivative of pop ‘priest’ (see Popek).

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

Similar surnames: Popke, Popik, Sopko, Popek, Palko, Hopko, Popov, Lojko, Supko, Polka

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Where is the Popko family from?

You can see how Popko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Popko family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Popko families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 11 Popko families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 27% of all the recorded Popko's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Popko families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Popko surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Popko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the US named Popko. 87% of Popko men worked as a Laborer.

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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
  • Labor
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Popko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Popko 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 518 immigration records available for the last name Popko. 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 315 military records available for the last name Popko. For the veterans among your Popko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Popko lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Popko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Popko in 1945 was 33, and 85 in 2004.

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