Kozlowski History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Kozlowski is a proud emblem of the ancient Polish homeland. Over the course of its history, the boundaries of Poland changed frequently and Polish names have much in common with other Slavic names in the way they are formed. Polish surnames often end with a diminutive suffix, such as -owicz, ak, ski or ska. While the "patronymic" surname, which is derived from the name of the father, is the most common form of a hereditary surname in the Poland; there are also "occupational" surnames. An occupational type of surname, the family name Kozlowski is derived from the occupation of goat herd. This name is a derivative of the word koza which means goat and, since this used to be a rather common profession, there were many bearers of the name. In fact, Kozlowski is one of the most common surnames in contemporary Poland.

Kozlowski Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Kozlovski, Kozlovsky, Kozlowski, Kozlowsky and others.


United States Kozlowski migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Kozlowski Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Abraham Kozlowski, aged 9, who immigrated to the United States from Visok, Russia, in 1908
  • Adam Kozlowski, aged 26, who settled in America from Leutvoeow, Russia, in 1913
  • Alexander Kozlowski, aged 19, who immigrated to America from Nowograd, Russia, in 1913
  • Adela Kozlowski, aged 3, who immigrated to the United States, in 1920
  • Aleksander Kozlowski, aged 32, who landed in America from Nowogrod, Poland, in 1922

Contemporary Notables of the name Kozlowski (post 1700) +

  • Linda Kozlowski (b. 1958), American Golden Globe Award nominated actress, best known for her starring role in the Crocodile Dundee film series, former wife of starring Paul Hogan
  • Joseph Stanley Kozlowski (1912-1992), American portrait and watercolor artist
  • Stanley J. Kozlowski (1924-1972), American football fullback
  • Casey Kozlowski, American Republican member of the Ohio House of Representatives
  • Michael John Kozlowski (b. 1956), American professional football safety
  • Benjamin Anthony Kozlowski (b. 1980), American Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher
  • Glen Kozlowski (b. 1962), former professional American football player
  • Brian Scott Kozlowski (b. 1970), American football tight end
  • Marian Kozlowski (1927-2004), Polish basketball administrator
  • Glenda Kozlowski (b. 1974), Brazilian journalist, television presenter and former bodyboarder

RMS Lusitania
  • Mr. Kost Kozlowski, Polish 3rd Class passenger residing in Clarksburg, USA returning to Poland, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking [1]


  1. ^ Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/


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