Kowis Family History

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Kowis Name Meaning

German: unexplained; perhaps a variant of Kowitz.

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

Similar surnames: Dowis, Kocis, Kos, Moris, Kowitz, Polis, Kalis, Lewis, Karis, Rowin

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Kowis Family Origin

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Kowis Family Occupations

What did your Kowis ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Housekeeper (paid) was the top reported job for people in the UK named Kowis. 34% of Kowis women worked as a Housekeeper (paid)

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Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Housekeeper (paid)
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Domestic Duties

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Kowis Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 712 census records available for the last name Kowis. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kowis 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 81 immigration records available for the last name Kowis. 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 116 military records available for the last name Kowis. For the veterans among your Kowis ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kowis Life Expectancy

What is the average Kowis lifespan?

Between 1969 and 2004, in the United States, Kowis life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1976, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kowis in 1969 was 76, and 87 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kowis

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kowis 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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