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Krakowski Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from the city of Kraków in Poland.

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


Similar surnames: Krasowski, Rakowski, Krukowski, Sakowski, Kotkowski, Makowski

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Where is the Krakowski family from?

You can see how Krakowski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Krakowski family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Krakowski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Krakowski families living in Illinois. This was about 53% of all the recorded Krakowski's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Krakowski families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Krakowski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Krakowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Krakowski. 39% of Krakowski men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Krakowski women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Krakowski were Carpenter and New Worker. .

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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
    39%
  • Labor
    8%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Carpenter
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    20%
  • Laborer
    12%
  • Salesgirl
    8%
  • New Worker
    8%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Krakowski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Krakowski 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Krakowski. 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 805 military records available for the last name Krakowski. For the veterans among your Krakowski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Krakowski lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Krakowski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1997. The average life expectancy for Krakowski in 1957 was 43, and 79 in 2004.

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