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Koslow Name Meaning

Germanized or Americanized spelling of Polish Kozlów (see Kozlow) or of a Sorbian cognate. Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name from a place called Kozlovo or Kozly in eastern Galicia, now in Belarus (German name Kossow, Polish Kozlów), named with koziol ‘he-goat’.

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


Similar surnames: Kozlow, Kossow, Solow, Kinslow, Rossow, Below, Kussow, Kellow, Konow

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Where is the Koslow family from?

You can see how Koslow families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koslow family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 19 Koslow families living in New York. This was about 35% of all the recorded Koslow's in the USA. New York had the highest population of Koslow families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koslow surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koslow ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Bookkeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Koslow. 18% of Koslow men worked as a Salesman and 24% of Koslow women worked as a Bookkeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koslow were Clerk and Operator.

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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

  • Salesman
    18%
  • Proprietor
    14%
  • Tailor
    12%
  • Clerk
    10%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Bookkeeper
    24%
  • Housewife
    15%
  • Teacher
    15%
  • Operator
    15%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Koslow. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koslow 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 710 immigration records available for the last name Koslow. 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 560 military records available for the last name Koslow. For the veterans among your Koslow ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koslow lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Koslow life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Koslow in 1952 was 44, and 74 in 2004.

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