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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 a city in Lesser Poland.

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


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

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Where is the Tarnowski family from?

You can see how Tarnowski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Tarnowski family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Tarnowski families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 8 Tarnowski families living in Alberta. This was about 80% of all the recorded Tarnowski's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Tarnowski families in 1911.
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What did your Tarnowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the Canada named Tarnowski. 100% of Tarnowski 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
    100%
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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 Lists

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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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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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.

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