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Kozak History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.


Early Origins of the Kozak family


The surname Kozak was first found in Poland.

Early History of the Kozak family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Kozak research. More information is included under the topic Early Kozak History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Kozak 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 Kozak family to the New World and Oceana


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

Contemporary Notables of the name Kozak (post 1700)


  • Heidi Kozak (b. 1963), American actress
  • Harley Jane Kozak (b. 1957), American actress and author
  • Scott Allen Kozak (b. 1965), former American football linebacker
  • Warren Kozak (b. 1951), American writer, journalist, and a former contributor to National Public Radio and the New York Sun
  • Ashley Kozak (1930-2008), American jazz bassist, record producer and artists' manager
  • Mitchell Kozak, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Michigan State House of Representatives 19th District, 1974 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Michael G. Kozak (b. 1946), American politician, U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador, 1991; Belarus, 2000 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joseph A. Kozak, American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Grand Rapids, Michigan, 1942 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • James E. Kozak, American Republican politician, Candidate for Michigan State House of Representatives 76th District, 1998 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • 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 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, October 6) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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