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Kovach Surname Meaning

Americanized form of Czech (Moravian) Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Kováč or Kovač Slovenian Serbian Croatian and Bosniak Kovač (see Kovac ) Hungarian Kovács (see Kovacs ) all meaning ‘smith’. Compare Kovack Kovash Kovatch and Kowatch ; see also 2 below. Rusyn and Ukrainian: occupational name from kovach a variant of koval ‘smith’ (see Koval ).

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


Similar surnames: Kovack, Kovatch, Kovash, Kovacs, Kovac, Kowatch, Kovats, Kovich

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Where is the Kovach family from?

You can see how Kovach families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kovach family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1891 and 1920. The most Kovach families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 14 Kovach families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 48% of all the recorded Kovach's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Kovach families in 1911.
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What did your Kovach ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Kovach. 45% of Kovach men worked as a Farmer. .

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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 Male Occupations In 1921

  • Farmer
    45%
  • Miner
    34%
  • Farmers Son
    23%
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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kovach. 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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There are 6,000 military records available for the last name Kovach. For the veterans among your Kovach ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kovach lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kovach life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kovach in 1940 was 41, and 76 in 2004.

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