The surname Koziar 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 Koziar family
The surname Koziar was first found in Poland.
Early History of the Koziar family
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Koziar Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Khozak, Kosek, Kossak, Khozak, Kozick, Kozak, Kozik, Kozakiewicz, Koziarz, Koziarski and many more.
Migration of the Koziar family to the New World and Oceana
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.