Kowalke Family History

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Kowalke Name Meaning

German (of Slavic origin): from a diminutive of Sorbian Kowal ‘smith’.

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

Similar surnames: Kowalske, Kowal, Kowall, Kosanke, Kowalik, Kowalski, Kottke, Toelke

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Kowalke Family Origin

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Kowalke Family Occupations

What did your Kowalke ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kowalke family was Works In Furniture Factory. Laborer and Machinist were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kowalke. The most common Kowalke occupation in the USA was Laborer. 50% of Kowalke's were Laborers.

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  • Laborer

  • Machinist

  • Works In Furniture Factory


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kowalke ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kowalke Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kowalke. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kowalkecensus records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 259 immigration records available for the last name Kowalke. 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 Card

There are 275 military records available for the last name Kowalke. For the veterans among your Kowalke ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kowalke Life Expectancy

What is the average Kowalke lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Kowalke life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Kowalke in 1949 was 41, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kowalke

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kowalke ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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