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Kania Family History

Kania Name Meaning

Polish Czech and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from the Polish bird's name kania ‘kite’. This surname is also found among Rusyns (Lemkos). As a Jewish surname it is artificial. Germanized form of Sorbian Kańa: nickname from the Lower Sorbian bird's name kańa ‘harrier’.

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


Similar surnames: Kalina, Kunda, Kalka, Bania, Kanda, Kano, Wanta, Kara, Kain, Kamin

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Where is the Kania family from?

You can see how Kania families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kania family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kania families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 3 Kania families living in Quebec. This was 100% of all the recorded Kania's in Canada. Quebec had the highest population of Kania families in 1911.
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What did your Kania ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Teacher was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kania. 100% of Kania women worked as a Teacher. .

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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 Female Occupations In 1921

  • Teacher
    100%
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Census Records

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kania. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kania 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kania. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Kania. For the veterans among your Kania ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kania lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kania life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kania in 1948 was 42, and 71 in 2004.

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