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The surname Kozakiewicz 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.

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The surname Kozakiewicz was first found in Poland.

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

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kozakiewicz Settlers in United States in the 20th Century


  • Andrzej Kozakiewicz, aged 31, who landed in America from Gousk, in 1904
  • Anna Kozakiewicz, aged 23, who settled in America from Warschau, in 1904
  • Alena Kozakiewicz, aged 20, who landed in America from Miriampol, in 1905
  • Aniela Kozakiewicz, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Sniatyn, Austria, in 1907
  • Adam Kozakiewicz, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Bromica, Russia, in 1909


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  • Mikolaj Kozakiewicz (1923-1998), Polish politician, publicist, and sociologist
  • Andrzej Kozakiewicz (b. 1966), Polish musician
  • Wladyslaw Kozakiewicz (b. 1953), Polish pole vaulter and Olympic Gold Medal winner


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  10. Rietstap, Johannes Baptist. Armorial Général. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
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