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Kawa Family History

Kawa Surname Meaning

Polish: nickname from kawka ‘jackdaw’. Indian (Rajasthan Haryana Delhi Uttar Pradesh Madhya Pradesh Karnataka): Hindi name traditionally borne by members of the Nai (barber) community. It is also a Lingayat caste name from a Hindi or Sanskrit word meaning ‘crow’.

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


Similar surnames: Kava, Kara, Kasa, Kala, Kata, Kaya, Basa, Kula, Lapa, Sawa

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Where is the Kawa family from?

You can see how Kawa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kawa family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Kawa families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 2 Kawa families living in Glamorgan. This was 100% of all the recorded Kawa's in United Kingdom. Glamorgan had the highest population of Kawa families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kawa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kawa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kawa. 22% of Kawa men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Kawa women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kawa were Mechanic and Laborer. .

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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
    22%
  • Truck Driver
    8%
  • New Worker
    8%
  • Mechanic
    6%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    13%
  • Weaver
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Laborer
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kawa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Kawa. For the veterans among your Kawa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kawa lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Kawa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Kawa in 1953 was 28, and 77 in 2004.

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