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Ratkowski Name Meaning

Polish: variant of Radkowski a habitational name for someone from any of many places called Radków named with the personal name Radek .

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


Similar surnames: Latkowski, Rakowski, Matkowski, Rutkowski, Witkowski, Frankowski

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Where is the Ratkowski family from?

You can see how Ratkowski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Ratkowski family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Ratkowski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Ratkowski family living in Manitoba. This was 100% of all the recorded Ratkowski's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Ratkowski families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Ratkowski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Ratkowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Assembler Soap were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Ratkowski. 23% of Ratkowski men worked as a Laborer and 30% of Ratkowski women worked as an Assembler Soap. Some less common occupations for Americans named Ratkowski were Salesman and Seamstress. .

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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
    23%
  • Machinist
    11%
  • Farmer
    9%
  • Salesman
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Assembler Soap
    30%
  • Waitress
    30%
  • New Worker
    20%
  • Seamstress
    20%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Ratkowski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Ratkowski 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 346 immigration records available for the last name Ratkowski. 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 258 military records available for the last name Ratkowski. For the veterans among your Ratkowski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Ratkowski lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Ratkowski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1961, and highest in 1970. The average life expectancy for Ratkowski in 1941 was 46, and 73 in 2004.

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