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Kolanowski Name Meaning

Polish: habitational name for someone from Kolano in Lublin and Pomeranian voivodeships also in present-day Belarus (now Zalesnaya in Vitebsk region) Kolanowo (now Kolankowo) in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship Kolanów in Lesser Poland Voivodeship or Kolanowice in Opole Voivodeship all named with the nickname Kolano or vocabulary word kolano ‘knee; bend’.

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

Similar surnames: Kolakowski, Kasowski, Malanowski, Ulanowski, Kalinowski, Romanowski

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Where is the Kolanowski family from?

You can see how Kolanowski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kolanowski family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 12 Kolanowski families living in Illinois. This was about 31% of all the recorded Kolanowski's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kolanowski families in 1920.
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What did your Kolanowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kolanowski. 62% of Kolanowski men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Kolanowski women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kolanowski were Machinist and Trimming. .

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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
  • Molder
  • Farmer
  • Machinist

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Machine Operator
  • Trimming
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Census Records

There are 790 census records available for the last name Kolanowski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kolanowski 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 157 immigration records available for the last name Kolanowski. 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 141 military records available for the last name Kolanowski. For the veterans among your Kolanowski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kolanowski lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kolanowski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Kolanowski in 1954 was 44, and 75 in 2004.

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