Tarnowski Family History

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Tarnowski Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from any of the places called Tarnów, Tarnowa, Tarnowiec, and Tarnowo (named with Polish tarn ‘blackthorn’ + -ów suffix). In the case of the Jewish surname, the source is usually, if not exclusively, Tarnów in southern Poland.

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

Similar surnames: Sarnowski, Karnowski, Zarnowski, Turowski, Markowski, Tarkowski

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Tarnowski Family Origin

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Tarnowski Family Occupations

What did your Tarnowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, the most common Tarnowski occupation in the USA was Butcher. 100% of Tarnowski's were Butchers.

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Tarnowski Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Tarnowski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Tarnowski census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Tarnowski. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Tarnowski. For the veterans among your Tarnowski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Tarnowski Life Expectancy

What is the average Tarnowski lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Tarnowski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Tarnowski in 1959 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Tarnowski

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