Nowak Name Meaning

Polish and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname for a newcomer to a district or someone new to a profession or occupation, from a derivative of Polish nowy ‘new’. This is an extremely common Polish surname.

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


Similar surnames: Nowik, Novak, Kozak, Polak, Bosak, Dolak, Nosek, Kolak, Kobak, Kowal

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Nowak Family Origin

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Nowak Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • Laborer

    18%
  • Farming

    2%
  • Shoemaker

    2%

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In 1880, the most common Nowak occupation in the USA was Farmer. 35% of Nowak's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Nowak family was Shoemaker. Farmer, Laborer and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Nowak.

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Nowak Historical Records

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Nowak Life Expectancy

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United States

Between 1940 and 2004, Nowak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Nowak in 1940 was 51, and 79 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Nowak

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