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Kosar Surname Meaning

Czech (Kosař); Slovenian and Croatian: occupational name for a maker of scythes derived from kosa ‘scythe’. Slovenian and Croatian (Košar); Czech (Košář) and Slovak (Košár): occupational name for a basketmaker derived from koš ‘basket’. Hungarian (Kosár): from kosár ‘basket’ (a loanword from South Slavic košar) hence a metonymic occupational name for a basketmaker. Germanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Kozar Slovak and Czech Kozár. Probably also an Americanized form of Slovenian and Croatian Kožar Slovak Kožár (see Kozar ). Turkish (Koşar): nickname for a runner or for someone who is always in a hurry from a derivative of koşmak ‘to run’.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Kosa, Kozar, Kolar, Kotar, Kober, Kotas, Kosek, Kovar, Keser, Koran

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Where is the Kosar family from?

You can see how Kosar families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kosar family name was found in the USA between 1880 and 1920. The most Kosar families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 8 Kosar families living in Missouri. This was about 67% of all the recorded Kosar's in USA. Missouri had the highest population of Kosar families in 1880.
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What did your Kosar ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Machine Operator were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kosar. 34% of Kosar men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Kosar women worked as a Machine Operator. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kosar were New Worker and Housewife. .

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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.

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Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    34%
  • Farmer
    13%
  • Truck Driver
    11%
  • New Worker
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Machine Operator
    17%
  • Wage Earner
    17%
  • Maid
    17%
  • Housewife
    17%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Kosar. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 779 military records available for the last name Kosar. For the veterans among your Kosar ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kosar lifespan?

Between 1956 and 2004, in the United States, Kosar life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Kosar in 1956 was 36, and 77 in 2004.

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