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Kovaleski Name Meaning

Americanized form of Polish Kowalewski . Compare Kowaleski . In some cases possibly also an Americanized form of Belorussian and Ukrainian Kovalevsky (also transliterated as e.g. Kovalevski) which can be of Polish origin (see Kowalewski compare Kovalsky ) or a habitational or occupational name ultimately derived from koval ‘smith’ (see Koval ).

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


Similar surnames: Kovalsky, Kowalewski, Poleski, Kowalski, Zaleski, Koralewski

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Where is the Kovaleski family from?

You can see how Kovaleski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kovaleski family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kovaleski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there was 1 Kovaleski family living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Kovaleski's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kovaleski families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kovaleski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kovaleski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Lens Inspector were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kovaleski. 43% of Kovaleski men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Kovaleski women worked as a Lens Inspector. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kovaleski were Soldier and Waitress. .

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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
    43%
  • Miner
    10%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Soldier
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Lens Inspector
    20%
  • Maid
    20%
  • New Worker
    20%
  • Waitress
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kovaleski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kovaleski 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 100 immigration records available for the last name Kovaleski. 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 587 military records available for the last name Kovaleski. For the veterans among your Kovaleski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kovaleski lifespan?

Between 1945 and 2004, in the United States, Kovaleski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1945, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kovaleski in 1945 was 27, and 79 in 2004.

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