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Kovar Family History

Kovar Name Meaning

Czech (Kovář) and Slovak (Kovár also Kovář): occupational name for a smith from Czech kovář. Compare Kovash .

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


Similar surnames: Kovac, Kolar, Kozar, Kosar, Koval, Kosa, Kober, Kover, Komar, Kotas

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Where is the Kovar family from?

You can see how Kovar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kovar family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Kovar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 6 Kovar families living in Nebraska. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kovar's in USA. Nebraska had the highest population of Kovar families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kovar surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kovar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Farm Laborer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kovar. 31% of Kovar men worked as a Farmer and 14% of Kovar women worked as a Farm Laborer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kovar were Farming and Bookkeeper. .

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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

  • Farmer
    31%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Farm Laborer
    9%
  • Farming
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Farm Laborer
    14%
  • Stenographer
    10%
  • Housewife
    8%
  • Bookkeeper
    8%
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Census Records

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Kovar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kovar 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kovar. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kovar. For the veterans among your Kovar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kovar lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kovar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kovar in 1958 was 38, and 78 in 2004.

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