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Kowalewski Name Meaning

Polish: habitational name for someone from places called Kowalew or Kowalewo, named with kowal ‘smith’. Jewish (from Poland): occupational name from the vocabulary word kowal ‘smith’, with the addition of the common surname ending -ewski.

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


Similar surnames: Kowalski, Koralewski, Kowalkowski, Kovaleski, Kozlowski, Zalewski

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Where is the Kowalewski family from?

You can see how Kowalewski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kowalewski family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kowalewski families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 8 Kowalewski families living in Lancashire. This was 100% of all the recorded Kowalewski's in the UK. Lancashire had the highest population of Kowalewski families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kowalewski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kowalewski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kowalewski. 21% of Kowalewski men worked as a Laborer and 11% of Kowalewski women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kowalewski were Farmer and 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
    21%
  • New Worker
    7%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Farmer
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    11%
  • Laborer
    8%
  • Housework
    7%
  • Waitress
    6%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Kowalewski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kowalewski 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 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Kowalewski. 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 3,000 military records available for the last name Kowalewski. For the veterans among your Kowalewski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kowalewski lifespan?

Between 1944 and 2004, in the United States, Kowalewski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Kowalewski in 1944 was 27, and 76 in 2004.

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