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Kowalewski Family History

Kowalewski Name Meaning
Polish: habitational name for someone from places called Kowalew or Kowalewo, named with kowal ‘smith’.Jewish (from Poland): occupational name from the vocabulary word kowal ‘smith’, with the addition of the common surname ending -ewski.

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

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3,218 Military Records
3,291 Immigration Records
7,191 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Kowalewski Families

  • Number of Kowalewski families
     27 - 51
     10 - 26
     1 - 9
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kowalewski families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Kowalewski last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Kowalewski census records

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Kowalewski Family Origin

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Kowalewski Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Kowalewski

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Kowalewski Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Kowalewski census records

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Military Service by Kowalewski

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