Florence Estella Kowalski

Brief Life History of Florence Estella

When Florence Estella Kowalski was born on 14 November 1905, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Franz Albert Kowalski, was 30 and her mother, Estella Stachowski, was 26. She died on 12 September 1987, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Evergreen Park, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Franz Albert Kowalski
Estella Stachowski
Lawrence Arthur Kowalski
Florence Estella Kowalski
Elsabelle Kowalski

Sources (7)

  • Florence Kowalski in household of Albert Kowalski, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Florence Kowalski, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1871-1998"
  • Florence Kowalski, "Illinois, Archdiocese of Chicago, Cemetery Records, 1864-1989"

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Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: Polish Casimir, Andrzej, Zbigniew, Halina, Henryk, Jacek, Lech, Zygmunt, Bogdan, Janusz, Jerzy, Kazimierz.

Polish: habitational name for someone from Kowal in Kuyavian-Pomeranian Voivodeship, Kowalskie in Greater Poland Voivodeship or one of the many places called Kowale. All these placenames are named with occupational name Kowal ‘blacksmith’. This surname, in both senses (see 2 below), is one of the most common surnames in Poland. It is also established in Germany.

Polish, Jewish (from Poland), and Sorbian: patronymic from Kowal ‘blacksmith’, with the addition of the suffix -ski. Compare Kovalski and Kowalske .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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