Kosek History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Kosek family

The surname Kosek was first found in Poland.

Early History of the Kosek family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kosek research. More information is included under the topic Early Kosek History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kosek Spelling Variations

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


Canada Kosek migration to Canada +

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

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


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


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