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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


Similar surnames: Koza, Kozar, Kozik, Bosak, Kozel, Kosa, Kosik, Kosek, Kobak, Kosak

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Where is the Kozak family from?

You can see how Kozak families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kozak family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1880 and 1920. The most Kozak families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 13 Kozak families living in Ohio. This was about 28% of all the recorded Kozak's in USA. Ohio had the highest population of Kozak families in 1880.
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What did your Kozak ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kozak. 28% of Kozak men worked as a Laborer and 7% of Kozak women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kozak were New Worker and Stenographer. .

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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
    28%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • Machinist
    5%
  • New Worker
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    7%
  • Maid
    6%
  • Housewife
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
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Passenger Lists

There are 9,000 immigration records available for the last name Kozak. 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 6,000 military records available for the last name Kozak. For the veterans among your Kozak ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kozak lifespan?

Between 1940 and 2004, in the United States, Kozak life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Kozak in 1940 was 61, and 78 in 2004.

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