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Kanski Name Meaning

Polish: habitational name for someone from any of several places named with Polish kania ‘kite’.

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


Similar surnames: Tanski, Kaminski, Rajski, Walski, Kalinski, Skalski, Koski, Lansky

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Where is the Kanski family from?

You can see how Kanski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kanski family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kanski families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 2 Kanski families living in British Columbia. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kanski's in Canada. British Columbia and 1 other province had the highest population of Kanski families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kanski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kanski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kanski. 50% of Kanski men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Kanski women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kanski were Farmer and Knitter.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    50%
  • Welder
    19%
  • Clerk
    19%
  • Farmer
    13%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    50%
  • Knitter
    50%
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What Kanski family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kanski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kanski 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 389 immigration records available for the last name Kanski. 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 211 military records available for the last name Kanski. For the veterans among your Kanski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kanski lifespan?

Between 1960 and 2004, in the United States, Kanski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1994, and highest in 1977. The average life expectancy for Kanski in 1960 was 49, and 59 in 2004.

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