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Koza Surname Meaning

Polish Czech Slovak Croatian and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic koza ‘nanny goat’ probably applied as a nickname for someone thought to resemble a goat or alternatively as a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd.

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

Similar surnames: Kozak, Kozar, Kopa, Kosa, Kozma, Kobza, Kozy, Kozub, Kara, Buza

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Where is the Koza family from?

You can see how Koza families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Koza family name was found in the USA, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Koza families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Koza family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Koza's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Koza families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Koza surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Koza ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Maid were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Koza. 29% of Koza men worked as a Laborer and 17% of Koza women worked as a Maid. Some less common occupations for Americans named Koza were Watchman and Bookkeeper. .

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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
  • Farmer
  • Truck Driver
  • Watchman

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Maid
  • Housewife
  • Clerk
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Koza. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Koza census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Koza. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Koza. For the veterans among your Koza ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Koza lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Koza life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1952, and highest in 1988. The average life expectancy for Koza in 1952 was 48, and 74 in 2004.

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