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Valko Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak: pet form of the personal name Valentin (see Valentine). Hungarian (Valkó): from a pet form of the personal name Valér, from Latin Valerius (see Valerio). Hungarian: probably also a habitational name from any of various places called Valkó or a regional name from a former county so named, although in this case the correct form of the surname would be with the suffix -i (i.e. Valkói or Valkai).

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


Similar surnames: Vasko, Palko, Walko, Valk, Valis, Vales, Dacko, Lacko, Valin, Gallo

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Where is the Valko family from?

You can see how Valko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Valko family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Valko families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 24 Valko families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 41% of all the recorded Valko's in the USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Valko families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Valko surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Valko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Valko. 36% of Valko men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Valko women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Valko were Salesman and Housekeeper.

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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
    36%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Salesman
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    22%
  • Machine Operator
    22%
  • Saleslady
    15%
  • Housekeeper
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Valko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Valko 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 748 immigration records available for the last name Valko. 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 539 military records available for the last name Valko. For the veterans among your Valko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Valko lifespan?

Between 1947 and 2004, in the United States, Valko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Valko in 1947 was 59, and 78 in 2004.

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