Kozel Family History
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Kozel Name Meaning
Ukrainian, Belorussian, Czech, Slovenian, and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic kozel ‘buck’, ‘billy goat’, hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a buck or a goat, or else a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd. Americanized form of Slovenian Koželj or Kožel, a nickname or occupational name from koželj ‘upper part of a spindle’ (part of a spinning wheel).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press
Similar surnames: Kopel, Kober, Kobel, Koziol, Kozar, Kosel, Kogel, Kuzel, Kozik, Bogel