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Sowinski Name Meaning

Polish (Sowiński): habitational name for someone from any of the places called Sowin Sowina or Sowiniec all named with sowa ‘owl’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Nowinski, Sosinski, Solinski, Siwinski, Rowinski, Suminski, Roginski

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Where is the Sowinski family from?

You can see how Sowinski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Sowinski family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Sowinski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 34 Sowinski families living in Illinois. This was about 22% of all the recorded Sowinski's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Sowinski families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Sowinski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Sowinski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Seamstress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Sowinski. 32% of Sowinski men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Sowinski women worked as a Seamstress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Sowinski were Machinist and New Worker. .

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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
    32%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Machinist
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Seamstress
    13%
  • Waitress
    9%
  • Machine Operator
    9%
  • New Worker
    9%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Sowinski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Sowinski 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 991 immigration records available for the last name Sowinski. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Sowinski. For the veterans among your Sowinski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Sowinski lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Sowinski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Sowinski in 1951 was 53, and 83 in 2004.

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