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The surname Kosek 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.

Kosek Early Origins



The surname Kosek was first found in Poland.

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Kosek Spelling Variations


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Kosek 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 were:

Kosek Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Michael Kosek, who landed in Canada in 1898

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kosek (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kosek (post 1700)



  • Ernest Kosek, American Republican politician, Member of Iowa State House of Representatives from Linn County; Elected 1950 ; Candidate in primary for Iowa State Senate 23rd District, 1970 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jim Kosek, American Chief Meteorologist at WGCL-TV
  • Kenny Kosek (b. 1949), American fiddler who plays bluegrass, country, klezmer, folk music and roots music

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Kosek Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, November 24) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
  2. Sanford, George. Historical Dictionary of Poland. Poland: Scarecrow Press, 2003. Print.
  3. Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland. Teaneck, New Jersey: Avotaynu, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-9626373-9-4).
  4. White, Davis, and S. Jeanne. People of Polonia: The 1910 Census ward Two--Baltimore City Maryland, Part1. Baltimore, MD: Historyk Press, 1994. Print.
  5. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  6. Davies, Norman. God's Playground: A History of Poland in Two VoGod's Playground: A History of Poland in Two Volumes. Revised Ed. London: Oxford University Press, 2005. Print. (ISBN 0-199253390).
  7. Jones, Stephen. The History of Poland: From Its Origin as a Nation to the Year 1795. London: Vernor and Hood, 1795. Print.
  8. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
  9. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  10. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
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