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Kosky Family History

Kosky Surname Meaning

Americanized form of Finnish and Polish Koski Croatian Koški. Jewish (Ashkenazic): shortened and altered form of some surname of Polish origin ending in -ko(w)ski or beginning with Ko- and ending in -ski.

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


Similar surnames: Koskey, Koski, Kosty, Koskie, Kaskey, Kolby, Poskey, Lasky, Kooy

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Where is the Kosky family from?

You can see how Kosky families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kosky family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kosky families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 16 Kosky families living in London. This was 100% of all the recorded Kosky's in United Kingdom. London had the highest population of Kosky families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kosky surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kosky ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Tailor and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Kosky. 27% of Kosky men worked as a Tailor and 80% of Kosky women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kosky were Master Tailor (ladies) and Dressmaker. .

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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.

Top Male Occupations In 1939

  • Tailor
    27%
  • Tailor (heavy Work)
    12%
  • Tailors Presser
    12%
  • Master Tailor (ladies)
    12%

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    80%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Tailoress
    5%
  • Dressmaker
    5%
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Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Kosky. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kosky 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kosky. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Australia, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 847 military records available for the last name Kosky. For the veterans among your Kosky ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kosky lifespan?

Between 1958 and 2004, in the United States, Kosky life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2003. The average life expectancy for Kosky in 1958 was 49, and 68 in 2004.

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