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Palkowski Name Meaning

Polish (Palkowski): habitational name for someone from a place called Palkowa (now in Belarus), named with palka ‘stave’, ‘stick’.

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

Similar surnames: Falkowski, Walkowski, Pankowski, Malkowski, Galkowski, Salkowski

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Where is the Palkowski family from?

You can see how Palkowski families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Palkowski family name was found in the USA in 1920. In 1920 there were 6 Palkowski families living in New Jersey. This was about 15% of all the recorded Palkowski's in the USA. New Jersey and 1 other state had the highest population of Palkowski families in 1920.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Palkowski surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Palkowski ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Assembler were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Palkowski. 26% of Palkowski men worked as a Laborer and 34% of Palkowski women worked as an Assembler. Some less common occupations for Americans named Palkowski were New Worker and Weaver.

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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
  • Machinist
  • Farm Hand
  • New Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Assembler
  • Maid
  • Stenographer
  • Weaver
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Census Records

There are 1,000 census records available for the last name Palkowski. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Palkowski 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 257 immigration records available for the last name Palkowski. 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 364 military records available for the last name Palkowski. For the veterans among your Palkowski ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Palkowski lifespan?

Between 1959 and 2004, in the United States, Palkowski life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Palkowski in 1959 was 43, and 38 in 2004.

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