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Kosak Family History

Kosak Name Meaning

Czech and Slovak (Kosák): from a diminutive of Kos or Kosa. Slovenian (Košak): nickname from a simplified form of košcak, denoting a kind of nut tree with very hard nuts, probably denoting a strong, vigorous man. Also found as Košcak.

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


Similar surnames: Kosek, Kosa, Kosik, Kozak, Bosak, Kolak, Kosar, Kobak, Koshak, Kossak

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Where is the Kosak family from?

You can see how Kosak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kosak family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kosak families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 5 Kosak families living in Wisconsin. This was about 50% of all the recorded Kosak's in the USA. Wisconsin had the highest population of Kosak families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kosak surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kosak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kosak. 38% of Kosak men worked as a Laborer and 19% of Kosak women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kosak were Printer and Dressmaker.

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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
    38%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Truck Driver
    6%
  • Printer
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Stenographer
    19%
  • Housework
    12%
  • Maid
    12%
  • Dressmaker
    8%
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Kosak. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kosak 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 2,000 immigration records available for the last name Kosak. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Kosak. For the veterans among your Kosak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kosak lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Kosak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1958, and highest in 1995. The average life expectancy for Kosak in 1954 was 68, and 78 in 2004.

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