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Kosek Name Meaning

Polish and Czech: nickname from a diminutive of Kos ‘blackbird’. Polish and Czech (Košek): nickname or metonymic occupational name from a diminutive of kosa ‘scythe’. Czech: from a pet form of the personal name Koša (see Kosa).

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


Similar surnames: Kolek, Kosik, Kosa, Kosak, Lasek, Kostek, Hosek, Nosek, Kober, Bosak

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Where is the Kosek family from?

You can see how Kosek families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kosek family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kosek families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Kosek families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 60% of all the recorded Kosek's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kosek families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kosek surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kosek ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kosek. 38% of Kosek men worked as a Laborer and 15% of Kosek women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kosek were Coal Lander and Bookkeeper. .

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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
    38%
  • Farmer
    10%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Coal Lander
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    15%
  • Packer
    15%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Bookkeeper
    11%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kosek. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kosek 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 867 immigration records available for the last name Kosek. 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 913 military records available for the last name Kosek. For the veterans among your Kosek ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kosek lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kosek life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kosek in 1944 was 21, and 87 in 2004.

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