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Orlowsky Name Meaning

Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): variant of Orlowski or Orlovsky .

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

Similar surnames: Orlovsky, Orlosky, Borowsky, Orlowski, Osofsky, Sadowsky, Orloski

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Where is the Orlowsky family from?

You can see how Orlowsky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Orlowsky family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Orlowsky families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Orlowsky families living in Michigan. This was about 83% of all the recorded Orlowsky's in USA. Michigan had the highest population of Orlowsky families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Orlowsky surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Orlowsky ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer was the top reported job for people in the USA named Orlowsky. 34% of Orlowsky men worked as a Laborer. .

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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
  • Butcher
  • Painter
  • Miner
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Census Records

There are 972 census records available for the last name Orlowsky. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Orlowsky 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Orlowsky. 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 330 military records available for the last name Orlowsky. For the veterans among your Orlowsky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Orlowsky lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Orlowsky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1969, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Orlowsky in 1963 was 85, and 68 in 2004.

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