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Kowalske Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a blacksmith, from Sorbian and Polish kowal.

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


Similar surnames: Kowalski, Kowalke, Kowal, Kowall, Kowalewski, Walke, Kowalik

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Where is the Kowalske family from?

You can see how Kowalske families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kowalske family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kowalske families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 5 Kowalske families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Kowalske's in the UK. London had the highest population of Kowalske families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kowalske surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kowalske ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kowalske. 45% of Kowalske men worked as a Laborer and 60% of Kowalske women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kowalske were Truck Driver and Maid.

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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
    45%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Truck Driver
    8%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    60%
  • Maid
    40%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Kowalske. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kowalske 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 184 immigration records available for the last name Kowalske. 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 317 military records available for the last name Kowalske. For the veterans among your Kowalske ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kowalske lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Kowalske life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1982, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kowalske in 1963 was 72, and 83 in 2004.

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