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Kozak Family History

Kozak Name Meaning
Ukrainian, Polish, Sorbian, Czech, Slovak (Kozák), and Hungarian (Kozák): ethnic name for a Cossack, a member of a people descended from a group of runaway serfs who set up a semi-independent military republic in Ukraine in the 15th and 16th centuries. The Cossacks became noted for their military prowess. The word Cossack is of Turkic origin, but most European languages borrowed it from eastern Slavic (Russian, Ukrainian kazák, kozák). This term also came to be used as a nickname for a pert fellow, a devil-may-care blusterer.Polish and Czech (Kozák): metonymic occupational name for a goatherd, from a diminutive of Koza.Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Yiddish kozak ‘warrior’, ‘brave man’ (a Ukrainian loanword), a derivative of 1.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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Name Distribution of Kozak Families

  • Number of Kozak families
     62 - 121
     21 - 61
     1 - 20
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Kozak families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
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    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Kozak Family Origin

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Kozak Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Kozak

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Kozak Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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Military Service by Kozak

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