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The surname Koza 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.

Koza Early Origins



The surname Koza was first found in Poland.

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Koza Spelling Variations


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Koza 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 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.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Koza (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Koza (post 1700)



  • John Koza, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1992, 2000
  • Grace A. Koza, American Democrat politician, Presidential Elector for California, 1996

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Koza Family Crest Products


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Koza Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hollowak, Thomas L. Polish Heads of Household in Maryland: An Index to the 1910 Census. Wesminister MD: Family Line Publications, 1990. Print.
    2. Oswald, G. Lexicon der Heraldik. Leipzig: 1984. Print.
    3. Bentley, Elizabeth P. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of New York 1820-1829. Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1999. Print.
    4. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
    5. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Harper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    6. Boniecki, Adam. Szymon Konarski, and Artur . Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 16 Volumes. Poland: Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe, 1907. Print.
    7. Stupnicki, H. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 2 Volumes. London: Figaro Press, 1963. Print.
    8. Niesiecki, Kasper. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 10 Volumes. Lipsk: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1839. Print.
    9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    10. Strassburger, Ralph B. Pennsylvania German Pioneers The Original Lists of Arrivals in the Port of Philadelphia 3 Volumes. Baltimore: Picton Press, 1992. Print. (ISBN 978-0929539980).
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    The Koza Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Koza 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 6 October 2015 at 14:02.

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