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Franko Name Meaning

Ukrainian: from the personal name Franko, a vernacular form of Latin Franciscus (see Francis). Polish, Czech and Slovak, and Slovenian: from a pet form of the Polish personal name Franciszek, or Czech and Slovak František, or Slovenian Francisšek, vernacular forms of Latin Franciscus (see Francis). As a Slovenian surname it may also be a derivative of the personal name Frank (see Frank 2), formed with the diminutive suffix -ko. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from a Slavicized form of the personal name Frank.

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


Similar surnames: Frank, Frano, Franco, Janko, Danko, Rank, Stanko, France, Panko

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Where is the Franko family from?

You can see how Franko families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Franko family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Franko families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 4 Franko families living in Warwickshire. This was about 80% of all the recorded Franko's in the UK. Warwickshire had the highest population of Franko families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Franko surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Franko ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Franko. 35% of Franko men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Franko women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Franko were New Worker 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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    35%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Labor
    6%
  • New Worker
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Operator
    11%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Maid
    7%
  • New Worker
    7%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Franko. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Franko 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Franko. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Franko. For the veterans among your Franko ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Franko lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Franko life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Franko in 1942 was 30, and 68 in 2004.

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