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Kovac Name Meaning

Czech (Moravian) Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) (Kováč also Kovač); Slovenian Serbian Croatian and Bosniak (Kovač): occupational name from Slovak kováč South Slavic kovač ‘smith’. In Croatia and in Bosnia and Herzegovina the surname is sometimes also spelled Kovać. Compare Kovach and Kowatch . In some cases also Albanian (Kosovo; Kovaç): occupational name from kovaç ‘smith’ a loanword from Serbian (see 1 above).

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

Similar surnames: Kovack, Kovar, Kozar, Kolar, Novak, Koval, Kovacs, Kovach, Kozak

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Where is the Kovac family from?

You can see how Kovac families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kovac family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1891 and 1920. The most Kovac families were found in USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 47 Kovac families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 23% of all the recorded Kovac's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kovac families in 1920.
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What did your Kovac ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Clerk were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kovac. 28% of Kovac men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Kovac women worked as a Clerk. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kovac were Miner and Housewife. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Salesman
  • Miner

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Clerk
  • Maid
  • Seamstress
  • Housewife
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Passenger Lists

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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kovac. For the veterans among your Kovac ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kovac lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kovac life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kovac in 1952 was 31, and 79 in 2004.

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