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Kozar Family History

Kozar Name Meaning

Czech (Kozar), Slovak (Koziar), Slovenian, Serbian, and Croatian: from an agent noun from Slavic koza ‘nanny goat’, either an occupational name for a goatherd or a nickname for an impoverished farmer who had only goats, because he could not afford cows. Slovenian and Croatian (Kožar): from kožar, an occupational name for a skinner or a dealer in skins, from koža ‘skin’, ‘hide’ + the agent noun suffix -ar.

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


Similar surnames: Koza, Kolar, Kozak, Kosar, Kotar, Kozel, Vozar, Kovar, Komar, Kozik

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Where is the Kozar family from?

You can see how Kozar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kozar family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kozar families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Kozar families living in Illinois. This was 100% of all the recorded Kozar's in the USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kozar families in 1880.
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What did your Kozar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Kozar. 41% of Kozar men worked as a Laborer and 24% of Kozar women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kozar were New Worker and Housekeeper.

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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
    41%
  • Miner
    14%
  • Farmer
    6%
  • New Worker
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Maid
    24%
  • Packer
    14%
  • Clerk
    10%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kozar. 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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There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kozar. For the veterans among your Kozar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kozar lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Kozar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kozar in 1951 was 68, and 81 in 2004.

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