Koski Family History

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Koski Name Meaning

Finnish: ornamental name from koski ‘waterfall’, ‘rapids’. This was one of the many words denoting natural features that were used in the formation of Finnish surnames during the name conversion movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries. In the U.S. this is sometimes a shortened form of other Finnish surnames formed with this element, e.g. Kalliokoski, Ylikoski. Polish: habitational name from any of several places called Koski, named with kos ‘blackbird’.

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


Similar surnames: Kos, Wolski, Molski, Kanski, Koshy, Korpi, Kosa, Kohli, Bukoski

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Koski Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Koski name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Koski. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • Finland

    30%

  • England & Wales

    26%

  • Ireland & Scotland

    12%

  • Eastern Europe & Russia

    6%

  • Germanic Europe

    6%

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Koski Family Origin

Where is the Koski family from?

Koski Family Occupations

What did your Koski ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Clothier (Tailor), General Dealer and Tailor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Koski. A less common occupation for the Koski family was Traveller. The most common Koski occupation in the UK was Clothier (Tailor). 25% of Koski's were Clothier (Tailor)s.

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  • Clothier (Tailor)

    25%
  • General Dealer

    25%
  • Tailor

    25%
  • Traveller

    25%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Koski ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Koski Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 18,000 census records available for the last name Koski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koski 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Koski. 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 Card

There are 4,000 military records available for the last name Koski. For the veterans among your Koski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Koski Life Expectancy

What is the average Koski lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Koski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Koski in 1943 was 57, and 78 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Koski ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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