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Kotas Family History

Kotas Name Meaning

Polish: derivative of Kot ‘cat’. Czech: from a pet form of the personal name Chotebor, meaning ‘warlike’. Greek: with the stress on the first syllable, this is from a pet form of the personal name Konstantinos (see Constantine, and compare Kostas). Greek: with the stress on the second syllable, it is an occupational name for a poulterer, from kota ‘hen’ + the occupational suffix -as.

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

Similar surnames: Kostas, Kopas, Kotar, Kosa, Kotz, Jonas, Kolis, Kocan, Kolak, Kozar

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Where is the Kotas family from?

You can see how Kotas families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kotas family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kotas families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 21 Kotas families living in Nebraska. This was about 60% of all the recorded Kotas's in the USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Kotas families in 1880.
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What did your Kotas ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kotas. 18% of Kotas men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Kotas women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kotas were Machinist and Housework.

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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
  • Farmer
  • Farming
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Clerk
  • Waitress
  • Housewife
  • Housework
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kotas. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kotas 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 421 immigration records available for the last name Kotas. 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 395 military records available for the last name Kotas. For the veterans among your Kotas ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kotas lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kotas life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kotas in 1958 was 39, and 86 in 2004.

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