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The surname Kozak 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.

Kozak Early Origins



The surname Kozak was first found in Poland.

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Kozak Spelling Variations


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Kozak 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 were:

Kozak Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ivan Kozak, who landed in Manitoba in 1897
  • Katharina Kozak, who landed in Canada in 1897
  • Dmytro Kozak, who arrived in Canada in 1898
  • Anna Kozak, who landed in Quebec in 1899
  • John Kozak, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1899

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Contemporary Notables of the name Kozak (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Kozak (post 1700)



  • William Kozak, American politician, Representative from Connecticut 5th District, 1976; Concerned Citizens Candidate for U.S. Senator from Connecticut, 1998, 2000
  • Walter S. Kozak, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State Senate 3rd District, 1950
  • Mitchell Kozak, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 19th District, 1974
  • Michael G. Kozak (b. 1946), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, 1991; Belarus, 2000
  • Joseph A. Kozak, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1942
  • James E. Kozak, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 76th District, 1998
  • Henry Raymond Kozak (1917-2001), American Democrat politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 3rd District, 1945-50; Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives from Wayne County 14th District, 1960
  • Edward J. Kozak, American Libertarian politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Wisconsin 1st District, 1994
  • Heidi Kozak (b. 1963), American actress
  • Harley Jane Kozak (b. 1957), American actress and author
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations



    Other References

    1. Brückner, Aleksander. etymologiczy jezyka polskiego (Etymologica Dictionary of the Polish Language). Warszaga: Wiedza Powszechra, 1970. Print.
    2. Tobler-Meyer, Wilhelm. Familiennamen der Ostschweiz. Zürich: 1894. Print.
    3. Boniecki, Adam. Szymon Konarski, and Artur . Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 16 Volumes. Poland: Wydawnictwa Artystyczne i Filmowe, 1907. Print.
    4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    5. Holskins, Janina. Polish Genealogy and Heraldry An Introduction to Research. Washington: Library of Congress, 1987. Print.
    6. Beider, Alexander. A Dictionary of Jewish Surnames from the Kingdom of Poland. Teaneck, New Jersey: Avotaynu, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-9626373-9-4).
    7. Niesiecki, Kasper. Herbarz Polski Polish Armorial, 10 Volumes. Lipsk: Breitkopf & Härtel, 1839. Print.
    8. Haverkamp, Alfred. Medieval Germany 1056-1273 2nd edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print.
    9. Hoffman, William F. Polish Surnames: Origins and Meanings. 2nd Ed. Chicago: Polish Genealogical Society of America, 1997. Print. (ISBN 0-924207-04-3).
    10. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    11. ...

    The Kozak Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Kozak 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 21 September 2016 at 09:58.

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