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Olkowski Surname Meaning

Polish: habitational name for someone from any of the places called Olkowice or Olkowo in Masovian Voivodeship named with the personal name Olek .

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


Similar surnames: Polkowski, Milkowski, Mikowski, Lukowski, Kalkowski, Borkowski

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Where is the Olkowski family from?

You can see how Olkowski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Olkowski family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 18 Olkowski families living in New York. This was about 26% of all the recorded Olkowski's in USA. New York had the highest population of Olkowski families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Olkowski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Olkowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Assembler were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Olkowski. 27% of Olkowski men worked as a Laborer and 25% of Olkowski women worked as an Assembler. Some less common occupations for Americans named Olkowski were Machinist and Packer. .

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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%
  • Labor
    10%
  • New Worker
    10%
  • Machinist
    9%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Assembler
    25%
  • Topper
    25%
  • Cigar Maker
    25%
  • Packer
    25%
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Olkowski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Olkowski 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 374 immigration records available for the last name Olkowski. 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 899 military records available for the last name Olkowski. For the veterans among your Olkowski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Olkowski lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Olkowski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1941, and highest in 1974. The average life expectancy for Olkowski in 1941 was 44, and 67 in 2004.

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