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The surname Kosak 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.

Kosak Early Origins



The surname Kosak was first found in Poland.

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Kosak Spelling Variations


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Kosak Spelling Variations



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

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Anna Kozak, who arrived in Quebec in 1899; Dmytro Kozak, who arrived in Canada in 1898; Ivan Kozak, who arrived in Manitoba in 1897 with his wife, Anna, and children, Dmytro, Tanasko, Artemon, Stefan and Maria.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kosak (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kosak (post 1700)



  • Jan Kosak (b. 1992), Czech footballer midfielder
  • Artsyom Kosak (b. 1977), Belarusian professional footballer

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Kosak Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Stupnicki, H. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 2 Volumes. London: Figaro Press, 1963. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Hollowak, Thomas L. Polish Heads of Household in Maryland: An Index to the 1910 Census. Wesminister MD: Family Line Publications, 1990. Print.
    5. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Co., 1964. Print.
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Harper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    8. Boniecki, Adam. Szymon Konarski, and Artur . Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 16 Volumes. Poland: Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe, 1907. Print.
    9. Sanford, George. Historical Dictionary of Poland. Poland: Scarecrow Press, 2003. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came in Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Kosak Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kosak 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.

    This page was last modified on 28 October 2014 at 08:56.

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