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.
Early Origins of the Kozakiewicz family
The surname Kozakiewicz was first found in Poland.
Kozakiewicz Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Khozak, Kosek, Kossak, Khozak, Kozick, Kozak, Kozik, Kozakiewicz, Koziarz, Koziarski and many more.
Migration of the Kozakiewicz family to the New World and Oceana
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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Contemporary Notables of the name Kozakiewicz (post 1700)
- 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