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Koval Name Meaning

Ukrainian Rusyn Belorussian Czech and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic); Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) (mainly Kovaľ rarely Kováľ): occupational name for a blacksmith from the Ukrainian Rusyn and Russian (or local dialect) word koval (Slovak dialect kováľ). In North America this surname may also be a shortened form of any of various derivatives of Koval such as the Belorussian patronymic Kovalevich and Ukrainian Kovalchuk . Compare Kovac and Kowal . Americanized form of Polish Rusyn (from Poland) and Sorbian Kowal a cognate of 1 above or a shortened and altered form of any of its derivatives. Compare Coval .

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


Similar surnames: Koral, Kozel, Kowal, Kovar, Kovac, Kava, Kovalik, Kalal, Coval, Kolar

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Where is the Koval family from?

You can see how Koval families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koval family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1871 and 1920. The most Koval families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 10 Koval families living in Saskatchewan. This was about 67% of all the recorded Koval's in Canada. Saskatchewan had the highest population of Koval families in 1911.
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What did your Koval ancestors do for a living?

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

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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

  • Laborer
    45%
  • Farmer
    34%
  • Labourer
    23%
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Passenger Lists

There are 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Koval. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Koval. For the veterans among your Koval ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koval lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Koval life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Koval in 1952 was 35, and 81 in 2004.

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