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Kotowski Family History

Kotowski Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (Ashkenazic): habitational name for someone from places called Kotów, Kotowy, or Kotowice, named with kot ‘cat’.

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


Similar surnames: Kosowski, Kotlowski, Kitowski, Kotkowski, Osowski, Borowski

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Where is the Kotowski family from?

You can see how Kotowski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kotowski family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 21 Kotowski families living in Wisconsin. This was about 16% of all the recorded Kotowski's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kotowski families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kotowski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kotowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housework were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kotowski. 27% of Kotowski men worked as a Laborer and 18% of Kotowski women worked as a Housework. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kotowski were Carpenter and Housewife. .

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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
    27%
  • Farmer
    8%
  • Machinist
    7%
  • Carpenter
    4%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housework
    18%
  • Maid
    11%
  • New Worker
    9%
  • Housewife
    9%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kotowski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kotowski 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 879 immigration records available for the last name Kotowski. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kotowski. For the veterans among your Kotowski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kotowski lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kotowski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1948, and highest in 1978. The average life expectancy for Kotowski in 1944 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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