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Dobrowolski Name Meaning

Polish: habitational name for someone from any of several places called with Polish dobry ‘good’ + volya ‘will’ for example Dobrowola in Lublin Voivodeship and numerous places in modern Lithuania Belarus and Ukraine. According to Bystroń it was also a nickname for a peasant who had been freed from serfdom. Compare Czech Dobrovolny .

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

Similar surnames: Dobrowski, Dombrowski, Dobrzynski, Ogrodowski, Dobrovolny, Dabrowski

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Where is the Dobrowolski family from?

You can see how Dobrowolski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Dobrowolski family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1891 and 1920. The most Dobrowolski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 27 Dobrowolski families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 20% of all the recorded Dobrowolski's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Dobrowolski families in 1920.
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What did your Dobrowolski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Dobrowolski. 30% of Dobrowolski men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Dobrowolski women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Dobrowolski were Assembler and Clerk. .

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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
  • Miner
  • Farmer
  • Assembler

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Inspector
  • Machine Operator
  • Clerk
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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Dobrowolski. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Dobrowolski. For the veterans among your Dobrowolski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Dobrowolski lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Dobrowolski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Dobrowolski in 1948 was 33, and 75 in 2004.

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