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Kozel Surname Meaning

Ukrainian Belorussian Czech Slovak Slovenian and Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): from Slavic kozel ‘he-goat’ hence a nickname for someone thought to resemble a he-goat or else a metonymic occupational name for a goatherd. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the Slovenian variant Kozelj. Compare Kosel 6. Americanized form of Slovenian Koželj: nickname or metonymic occupational name from koželj ‘upper part of a spindle (distaff)’. In North America this surname may also be an altered form of the variant Kožel.

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

Similar surnames: Kopel, Kober, Kobel, Koziol, Kozar, Kosel, Kogel, Kuzel, Kozik, Bogel

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Where is the Kozel family from?

You can see how Kozel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Kozel family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Kozel families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there were 4 Kozel families living in Alberta. This was about 80% of all the recorded Kozel's in Canada. Alberta had the highest population of Kozel families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Kozel surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Kozel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Kozel. 28% of Kozel men worked as a Laborer and 10% of Kozel women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Kozel were Truck Driver 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
  • Miner
  • Truck Driver

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
  • Maid
  • Seamstress
  • Bookkeeper
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

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

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What is the average Kozel lifespan?

Between 1952 and 2004, in the United States, Kozel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kozel in 1952 was 52, and 84 in 2004.

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