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Kocevar Name Meaning

Slovenian (Kočevar): habitational name for someone from the Kočevsko region in Lower Carniola which is named after the city of Kočevje and this one with a derivative of hoja ‘fir tree’ altered under the influence of the German name of the city Gottschee. From the 14th century until 1941 the year of their collective resettlement in the German Reich a large part of the region was homeland of Gottscheers descendants of German-speaking colonists with surnames of mixed German and Slovenian origin. See also Hocevar compare Kochevar .

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

Similar surnames: Kochevar, Hocevar, Kolesar, Kovar, Kocian, Kober, Kosar, Klever

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Where is the Kocevar family from?

You can see how Kocevar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kocevar family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 7 Kocevar families living in Pennsylvania. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kocevar's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Kocevar families in 1920.
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What did your Kocevar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kocevar. 25% of Kocevar men worked as a Laborer and 100% of Kocevar women worked as a Waitress. .

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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
  • Miner
  • Mechanic
  • Farmer

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
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Census Records

There are 359 census records available for the last name Kocevar. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kocevar 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 577 immigration records available for the last name Kocevar. 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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There are 192 military records available for the last name Kocevar. For the veterans among your Kocevar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kocevar lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kocevar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1981, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Kocevar in 1963 was 74, and 73 in 2004.

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