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Kosic History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The surname Kosic 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 Kosic family


The surname Kosic was first found in Poland.

Early History of the Kosic family


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Kosic Spelling Variations


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

Migration of the Kosic family to the New World and Oceana


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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Kosic (post 1700)


  • Rudolph Kosic, American politician, Socialist Labor Candidate for clerk of the Illinois supreme court, 1944; Socialist Labor Candidate for Illinois State Treasurer, 1956; Socialist Labor Candidate for Presidential Elector for California, 1972

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