Kakos Family History
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Kakos Name Meaning
Greek: Reduced form of surnames prefixed with the epithet kakos ‘bad’, ‘mean’, for example, Kakopetros ‘Peter the mean’. Iranian: from a Persian personal name, Kaykaus, meaning ‘just’, ‘noble’. This was the name of a king of Iran (died 1058). Hungarian: habitational name from a place in Szatmár county. Hungarian: variant spelling of Kakas, from kakas ‘rooster’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a rooster or a metonymic occupational name for a farmer who kept chickens.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press