Kusek History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

The surname Kusek 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 Kusek family

The surname Kusek was first found in Poland.

Important Dates for the Kusek family

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

Kusek 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 Kusek family

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.

Contemporary Notables of the name Kusek (post 1700)

  • Dave Kusek, American business executive, music educator, author, and software developer, founder and CEO of the music software company Passport Designs
  • Loretta Kusek, American Republican politician, Candidate for Texas State House of Representatives 119th District, 2004 [1]

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Citations

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