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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)



  • Jim Kosek, American Chief Meteorologist at WGCL-TV
  • Kenny Kosek (b. 1949), American fiddler who plays bluegrass, country, klezmer, folk music and roots music
  • 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

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Kosek Family Crest Products


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Kosek Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. 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).
    2. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    3. Jones, Henry Z. Palatine Families of New York 2 Volumes. Rockland, ME: Picton Press, 2001. Print. (ISBN 978-0961388829).
    4. Niesiecki, Kasper. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 10 Volumes. Lipsk: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1839. Print.
    5. Brückner, Aleksander. etymologiczy jezyka polskiego (Etymologica Dictionary of the Polish Language). Warszaga: Wiedza Powszechra, 1970. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    9. Kapff, Rudolf. Schwäbische Geschlechtsnamen. Stuttgart: Verlag Silberburg, 1927. Print.
    10. Hollowak, Thomas L. Polish Heads of Household in Maryland: An Index to the 1910 Census. Wesminister MD: Family Line Publications, 1990. Print.
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    The Kosek Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kosek 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 24 November 2016 at 06:51.

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