Koslowski History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Koslowski is a proud emblem of the ancient Polish homeland. Over the course of its history, the boundaries of Poland changed frequently and Polish names have much in common with other Slavic names in the way they are formed. Polish surnames often end with a diminutive suffix, such as -owicz, ak, ski or ska. While the "patronymic" surname, which is derived from the name of the father, is the most common form of a hereditary surname in the Poland; there are also "occupational" surnames. An occupational type of surname, the family name Koslowski is derived from the occupation of goat herd. This name is a derivative of the word koza which means goat and, since this used to be a rather common profession, there were many bearers of the name. In fact, Koslowski is one of the most common surnames in contemporary Poland.

Koslowski Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kozlovski, Kozlovsky, Kozlowski, Kozlowsky and others.

Koslowski migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Koslowski Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Rebecca Koslowski, aged 30, who landed in New York, NY in 1880 [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Koslowski (post 1700)

  • Peter Koslowski (1952-2012), German Professor of Philosophy

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
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