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Kowalski Name Meaning

Polish: habitational name for someone from Kowalskie in Poznan voivodeship or a place called Kowale. Polish and Jewish (from Poland): patronymic from Kowal, an occupational name from kowal ‘smith’, with the addition of the common surname suffix -ski.

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

Similar surnames: Kowalewski, Konarski, Rogalski, Kowalske, Kovalsky, Kotarski

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Where is the Kowalski family from?

You can see how Kowalski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kowalski family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kowalski families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 9 Kowalski families living in Ontario. This was about 38% of all the recorded Kowalski's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Kowalski families in 1911.
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What did your Kowalski ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Kowalski. 63% of Kowalski 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
  • Labourer
  • Laborer
  • Miner
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Kowalski. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Kowalski. For the veterans among your Kowalski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kowalski lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kowalski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kowalski in 1942 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

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