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Kowalski Name Meaning

Polish: habitational name for someone from Kowalskie in Poznan voivodeship or a place called Kowale. Polish and Jewish (from Poland): patronymic from Kowal, an occupational name from kowal ‘smith’, with the addition of the common surname suffix -ski.

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


Similar surnames: Kowalewski, Konarski, Rogalski, Kowalske, Kovalsky, Kotarski

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Kowalski Family Origin

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Kowalski Family Occupations

What did your Kowalski ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Kowalski family was Boot & Shoe Maker. The most common Kowalski occupation in the USA was Farmer. 29% of Kowalski's were Farmers. Farmer, Laborer and At Home were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kowalski.

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  • Farmer

    29%
  • Laborer

    19%
  • At Home

    6%
  • Boot & Shoe Maker

    3%

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

Kowalski Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kowalski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kowalski census 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Kowalski. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kowalski. For the veterans among your Kowalski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kowalski Life Expectancy

What is the average Kowalski lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kowalski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kowalski in 1942 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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