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Koval Family History

Koval Name Meaning

Ukrainian, Belorussian, Czech dialect, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): occupational name for a blacksmith, from the vocabulary word koval.

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


Similar surnames: Koral, Kozel, Kowal, Kovar, Kovac, Kava, Kovalik, Kalal, Coval, Kolar

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Where is the Koval family from?

You can see how Koval families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koval family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Koval families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Koval families living in Minnesota. This was 100% of all the recorded Koval's in the USA. Minnesota had the highest population of Koval families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koval surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koval ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Koval. 24% of Koval men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Koval women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koval were Farmer and Waitress.

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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
    24%
  • Miner
    11%
  • New Worker
    6%
  • Farmer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housework
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    9%
  • Maid
    8%
  • Waitress
    7%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Koval. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koval 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Koval. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Koval. For the veterans among your Koval ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koval lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Koval life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Koval in 1952 was 35, and 81 in 2004.

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