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Kosa Family History

Kosa Name Meaning

Hungarian, Czech, and Slovak (Koša): from a pet form of any of various personal names beginning with Ko-, e.g. Kornel (see Cornelius). Czech, Polish, and Sorbian: from kosa ‘scythe’, a metonymic occupational name for a maker of scythes or a metonymic occupational name for a reaper. Czech, Polish, and Sorbian: variant of Kos.

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


Similar surnames: Kos, Kosar, Kopa, Kost, Posa, Koss, Rosa, Koza, Kosak, Kasa

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Where is the Kosa family from?

You can see how Kosa families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kosa family name was found in the USA, Canada, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kosa families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 9 Kosa families living in Texas. This was about 64% of all the recorded Kosa's in the USA. Texas had the highest population of Kosa families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kosa surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kosa ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and New Worker were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kosa. 30% of Kosa men worked as a Laborer and 20% of Kosa women worked as a New Worker. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kosa were Machinist and Operator.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Laborer
    30%
  • Farmer
    23%
  • Farm Labor
    9%
  • Machinist
    7%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • New Worker
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Housewife
    20%
  • Operator
    20%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Kosa. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kosa census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kosa. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 697 military records available for the last name Kosa. For the veterans among your Kosa ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kosa lifespan?

Between 1955 and 2004, in the United States, Kosa life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1984. The average life expectancy for Kosa in 1955 was 56, and 82 in 2004.

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