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Kowatch Surname Meaning

Americanized form of Czech (Moravian) Slovak and Rusyn (from Slovakia) Kováč or Kovač Slovenian Serbian and Croatian Kovač (see Kovac ) Hungarian Kovács (see Kovacs ) and Polish Kowacz and of their Germanized form Kowatsch which all mean ‘smith’. Compare Kowach and Kovatch .

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

Similar surnames: Kovatch, Kovach, Kovash, Kovats, Notch, Karch, Kotch, Kovac, Katch

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Where is the Kowatch family from?

You can see how Kowatch families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kowatch family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1911 and 1920. The most Kowatch families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 6 Kowatch families living in Alberta. This was about 60% of all the recorded Kowatch's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Kowatch families in 1911.
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What did your Kowatch ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kowatch. 30% of Kowatch men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Kowatch women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kowatch were Delivery Man and Maid. .

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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
  • Miner
  • Clerk
  • Delivery Man

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • New Worker
  • Maid
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 100 immigration records available for the last name Kowatch. 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 257 military records available for the last name Kowatch. For the veterans among your Kowatch ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kowatch lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2003, in the United States, Kowatch life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kowatch in 1959 was 52, and 72 in 2003.

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