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Koski Name Meaning

Finnish: habitational name from farms so named or ornamental name from koski ‘rapids’. Adopted as a surname widely in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in western and southern Finland (compare Laine ). In the US this is sometimes a shortened form of other Finnish surnames formed with this element e.g. Kalliokoski Ylikoski. Polish: habitational name from any of several places called Koski named with kos ‘blackbird’. In the US this may also be a shortened (and shortened) form of some longer surname of Polish origin ending in -ko(w)ski or beginning with Ko- and ending in -ski. Croatian (Koški): habitational name for someone from a place called Koška in Slavonia. Compare Koskey Koskie Kosky .

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


Similar surnames: Kos, Wolski, Molski, Kanski, Koshy, Korpi, Kosa, Kohli, Bukoski

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Where is the Koski family from?

You can see how Koski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koski family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Koski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 7 Koski families living in Illinois. This was about 27% of all the recorded Koski's in USA. Illinois and 1 other state had the highest population of Koski families in 1880.
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What did your Koski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Koski. 26% of Koski men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Koski women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koski were Carpenter and Housekeeper. .

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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
    26%
  • Farmer
    11%
  • Miner
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
    17%
  • Housework
    9%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Housekeeper
    8%
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Passenger Lists

There are 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Koski. 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 4,000 military records available for the last name Koski. For the veterans among your Koski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koski lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Koski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Koski in 1943 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

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