Kozel Family History
Kozel Name Meaning
Ukrainian Belorussian Czech Slovak Slovenian and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic kozel ‘he-goat’ hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a he-goat or else a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the Slovenian variant Kozelj. Compare Kosel 6. Americanized form of Slovenian Koželj: nickname or metonymic occupational name from koželj ‘upper part of a spindle (distaff)’. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Kožel.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022