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Zawisza Name Meaning

Polish: from the Old Polish personal name Zawisza, which is possibly a derivative of zawist ‘jealousy’, ‘envy’.

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

Similar surnames: Kalisz, Kasza, Wisz, Zawislak, Kalista, Zawada, Zaremba, Danis

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Where is the Zawisza family from?

You can see how Zawisza families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Zawisza family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 4 Zawisza families living in New Jersey. This was about 18% of all the recorded Zawisza's in USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Zawisza families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Zawisza surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Zawisza ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Zawisza. 23% of Zawisza men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Zawisza women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Zawisza were Frame Spinner and Seamstress. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Weaver
  • Frame Spinner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
  • Clerk
  • Housewife
  • Seamstress
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Census Records

There are 649 census records available for the last name Zawisza. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Zawisza 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 265 immigration records available for the last name Zawisza. 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 324 military records available for the last name Zawisza. For the veterans among your Zawisza ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Zawisza lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Zawisza life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1967, and highest in 1979. The average life expectancy for Zawisza in 1957 was 68, and 76 in 2004.

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