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Sako Family History

Sako Name Meaning

Japanese: written with characters meaning ‘help’ and ‘ancient’, the name is mostly found in western Japan, but it is not common.

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


Similar surnames: Suko, Sano, Sawa, Sato, Seki, Kano, So, Rao, Sani, Bako

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Where is the Sako family from?

You can see how Sako families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sako family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Sako families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 20 Sako families living in California. This was about 21% of all the recorded Sako's in the USA. California had the highest population of Sako families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sako surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sako ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Sako. 24% of Sako men worked as a Laborer and 37% of Sako women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sako were Carpenter and Saleslady.

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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
    24%
  • Farmer
    18%
  • Miner
    16%
  • Carpenter
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    37%
  • Housewife
    28%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Saleslady
    19%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Sako. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sako 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 Sako. 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 407 military records available for the last name Sako. For the veterans among your Sako ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sako lifespan?

Between 1961 and 2004, in the United States, Sako life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1964. The average life expectancy for Sako in 1961 was 34, and 70 in 2004.

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