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Kowalik Surname Meaning

Polish and Sorbian: from a diminutive of kowal ‘blacksmith’ (see Kowal ) or a nickname from Polish kowalik in the sense ‘woodpecker’.

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


Similar surnames: Kovalik, Kowalski, Kowalick, Kowalke, Kowall, Kowalchuk, Kowalczyk

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Where is the Kowalik family from?

You can see how Kowalik families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kowalik family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kowalik families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 12 Kowalik families living in Wisconsin. This was about 92% of all the recorded Kowalik's in USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kowalik families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kowalik surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kowalik ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kowalik. 27% of Kowalik men worked as a Laborer and 13% of Kowalik women worked as an Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kowalik were Salesman and Stenographer. .

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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
    16%
  • Clerk
    8%
  • Salesman
    8%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Operator
    13%
  • Laborer
    13%
  • Maid
    10%
  • Stenographer
    7%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kowalik. 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 Kowalik. For the veterans among your Kowalik ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kowalik lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kowalik life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1962, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kowalik in 1956 was 48, and 86 in 2004.

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