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Yurko Name Meaning

Ukrainian: from a pet form of the personal name Yuriy an equivalent of Greek Geōrgios (see George ). Americanized form of Slovak Slovenian and Croatian Jurko: from a pet form of the personal name Slovak and Croatian Juraj Slovenian Jurij (see George ). In some cases it may also be an American shortened (and altered) form of the Ukrainian and Belorussian patronymic Yurkovich and its Croatian Slovak and Slovenian cognates (compare Yurk ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022

Similar surnames: Yurk, Berko, Marko, Ferko, Yusko, Murcko, Sirko, Dorko, Barko, Arko

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Where is the Yurko family from?

You can see how Yurko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Yurko family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Yurko families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 30 Yurko families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Yurko's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Yurko families in 1920.
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What did your Yurko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Yurko. 44% of Yurko men worked as a Laborer and 22% of Yurko women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Yurko were Clerk and New Worker. .

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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
  • New Worker
  • Miner
  • Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Waitress
  • Seamstress
  • New Worker
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Yurko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Yurko 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 248 immigration records available for the last name Yurko. 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 588 military records available for the last name Yurko. For the veterans among your Yurko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Yurko lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Yurko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Yurko in 1960 was 57, and 71 in 2004.

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