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Kossack Surname Meaning

Germanized form of Sorbian and Polish Kosak or Kósak Czech and Slovak Kosák. Germanized form (variant of Kossatz) of Sorbian Kósac: status name from Lower Sorbian kósac ‘cottager’. North German: possibly also a folk-etymological adaptation of the Low German term Kotsasse ‘cottager’ (see Kotz ) to the ethnic name Kosack ‘Cossack’ (see Kozak ).

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


Similar surnames: Kostick, Kornick, Slack, Kopack, Korsak, Kosick, Kolbeck, Kornacki

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Where is the Kossack family from?

You can see how Kossack families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kossack family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Scotland between 1841 and 1920. The most Kossack families were found in USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 14 Kossack families living in Illinois. This was about 41% of all the recorded Kossack's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Kossack families in 1880.
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What did your Kossack ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Stenographer were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kossack. 22% of Kossack men worked as a Laborer and 50% of Kossack women worked as a Stenographer. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kossack were Auto Mechanic and Seamstress. .

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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
    22%
  • Clerk
    22%
  • Barber
    16%
  • Auto Mechanic
    11%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Stenographer
    50%
  • Seamstress
    50%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 496 immigration records available for the last name Kossack. 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 793 military records available for the last name Kossack. For the veterans among your Kossack ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Kossack lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Kossack life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1999. The average life expectancy for Kossack in 1962 was 69, and 81 in 2004.

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