Kowalski Family History

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Kowalski Name Meaning

Polish: habitational name for someone from Kowalskie in Poznan voivodeship or a place called Kowale. Polish and Jewish (from Poland): patronymic from Kowal, an occupational name from kowal ‘smith’, with the addition of the common surname suffix -ski.

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

Similar surnames: Kowalewski, Konarski, Rogalski, Kowalske, Kovalsky, Kotarski

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Kowalski Family Origin

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Kowalski Family Occupations

What did your Kowalski ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Barrister At Law Actual Practice and Glazier & Picture Framer were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Kowalski. The most common Kowalski occupation in the UK was Barrister At Law Actual Practice. 33% of Kowalski's were Barrister At Law Actual Practices. A less common occupation for the Kowalski family was Zinc Moulder.

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  • Barrister At Law Actual Practice

  • Glazier & Picture Framer

  • Zinc Moulder


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

Kowalski Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 40,000 census records available for the last name Kowalski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kowalski 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Kowalski. 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 17,000 military records available for the last name Kowalski. For the veterans among your Kowalski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kowalski Life Expectancy

What is the average Kowalski lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Kowalski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kowalski in 1942 was 54, and 77 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kowalski

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kowalski 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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