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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Kozak Family Origin

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Kozak Family Occupations

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  • Tailor

    22%
  • At Home

    11%
  • Cigar Maker

    11%
  • Cooper

    11%

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In 1880, Tailor, At Home and Cigar Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kozak. A less common occupation for the Kozak family was Cooper. The most common Kozak occupation in the USA was Tailor. 22% of Kozak's were Tailors.

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Between 1940 and 2004, 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.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kozak

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