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Kowal Family History

Kowal Name Meaning
Polish, Jewish (from Poland), and German (of Slavic origin): occupational name for a blacksmith, Polish and Sorbian kowal.

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

40,520 Historical Documents with Kowal on Ancestry.com
15,143 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
2,655 Military Records
6,054 Immigration Records
10,446 Census and Voter Lists
6,222 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Kowal Families

  • Number of Kowal families
     22 - 42
     8 - 21
     1 - 7
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kowal families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Kowal last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Kowal census records

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Kowal Family Origin

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Kowal Immigration Information

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You can find out when most of the Kowal families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Kowal

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Kowal Family Occupations

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kowal ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestors social and economic status.

Military Service by Kowal

Did the Kowals fight for the North or the South? Or not at all? Military records can tell you a lot about your ancestors including birthplace, occupation, and even physical descriptions.

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