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.
Kosek Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Khozak, Kosek, Kossak, Khozak, Kozick, Kozak, Kozik, Kozakiewicz, Koziarz, Koziarski and many more.
Migration of the Kosek family to the New World and Oceana
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 CITATION[CLOSE]
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- Jim Kosek, American Chief Meteorologist at WGCL-TV
- Kenny Kosek (b. 1949), American fiddler who plays bluegrass, country, klezmer, folk music and roots music