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Where did the Polish Kozakiewicz family come from? What is the Polish Kozakiewicz family crest and coat of arms? When did the Kozakiewicz family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Kozakiewicz family history?

The surname Kozakiewicz has a number of possible origins. Firstly it may be a version of Kozlow, which is, in turn, derived from the Russian "kozyol," meaning goat. In this case, the name would have been an occupational name of a goat herder. Or, the name could have been a nickname for someone who was very stubborn. Secondly, it was a name for a Cossack. The Cossacks were a group of people descended from runaway serfs, this group established a semi-military state within the Ukraine in the 15th and 16th centuries. Finally, this may have been a Jewish nickname for someone who was considered ruthless.

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Khozak, Kosek, Kossak, Khozak, Kozick, Kozak, Kozik, Kozakiewicz, Koziarz, Koziarski and many more.

First found in Poland.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kozakiewicz Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century


  • Andrzej Kozakiewicz, aged 31, who landed in America from Gousk, in 1904
  • Anna Kozakiewicz, aged 23, who settled in America from Warschau, in 1904
  • Alena Kozakiewicz, aged 20, who landed in America from Miriampol, in 1905
  • Aniela Kozakiewicz, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Sniatyn, Austria, in 1907
  • Adam Kozakiewicz, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Bromica, Russia, in 1909


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  • Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz (b. 1953), Polish pole vaulter and Olympic Gold Medal winner
  • Andrzej Kozakiewicz (b. 1966), Polish musician
  • Mikolaj Kozakiewicz (1923-1998), Polish politician, publicist, and sociologist


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  7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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The Kozakiewicz Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kozakiewicz Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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