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Kotnik Family History

Kotnik Name Meaning

Slovenian: topographic name for someone who lived in a corner of a valley or plain, from kot ‘corner’, or a habitational name for someone from any of the numerous places called Kot, named with this word.

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


Similar surnames: Koutnik, Gornik, Hornik, Kurnik, Kolpin, Kornick, Kotter, Kuznik

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Where is the Kotnik family from?

You can see how Kotnik families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kotnik family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Kotnik families living in Ohio. This was about 33% of all the recorded Kotnik's in the USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kotnik families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kotnik surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kotnik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kotnik. 54% of Kotnik men worked as a Laborer and 43% of Kotnik women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kotnik were Truck Driver and Filler Maker.

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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
    54%
  • Miner
    34%
  • Truck Driver
    14%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    43%
  • Stenographer
    29%
  • Filler Maker
    29%
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What Kotnik family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 581 census records available for the last name Kotnik. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kotnik 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 295 immigration records available for the last name Kotnik. 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 235 military records available for the last name Kotnik. For the veterans among your Kotnik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kotnik lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kotnik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Kotnik in 1960 was 52, and 78 in 2004.

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