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Kempski Name Meaning

Polish: variant of Kępski a habitational name for someone from any of various places called Kępa from kępa ‘islet’ (see Kempa ).

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

Similar surnames: Kempinski, Debski, Lemanski, Lipski, Kempen, Kempner, Kaminski

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Where is the Kempski family from?

You can see how Kempski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kempski family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Kempski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 10 Kempski families living in Illinois. This was about 20% of all the recorded Kempski's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kempski families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kempski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kempski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kempski. 53% of Kempski men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Kempski women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kempski were Shipping Clerk and Sales Girl. .

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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
  • Machinist
  • Shipping Clerk

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
  • Sewing
  • Finisher
  • Sales Girl
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 227 immigration records available for the last name Kempski. 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 502 military records available for the last name Kempski. For the veterans among your Kempski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kempski lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kempski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1955, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Kempski in 1955 was 47, and 76 in 2004.

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