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  • Sarah Kozak (c.1750 - d.)
    GEDCOM Source ===Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. MH:S5 === GEDCOM Source ===Ancestry Family Tree...
  • Shmerl Kozak (1832 - d.)
  • Kozák (deceased)
  • Козак (deceased)
    GEDCOM Note ===уехал в америку
  • Kozak, Mikołaj (1879 - d.)

About the Kozak surname

KOZAK is a Slavic-language surname with numerous origins. It can be translated as "Cossack," especially in East Slavic languages. Alternatively, it can be a nickname for one who takes care of goats, or one who is like a goat in some respect (especially in West Slavic languages). In at least one case it is a toponymic surname from a village called "Kozak."

There are Ruthenian Greek Catholics with this surname living in Brzegi Dolne (Bieszczady County, Poland) in the 1780s and probably earlier.

There are several unrelated Jewish families with this surname originating in the late 18th or early 19th centuries: one from Tarashcha (Ukraine), one probably from the village of Kozak (near Korostyshiv), one from Radomyshl (possibly related to the previous), at least one from Belarus and certainly more from western Ukraine and Poland.

This is not a complete list.


Balázs Déri :

Kozak people and some Kozak families taking their origin from them,may be descended
from Ak-Ha-Za-Qawa ,one of the chieftains of Aba-Nawa-Ma-Wan-Na's tribe ,
living in the vicinity of the capital of the Holy Land of America ,
in the city of the Golden Roofs ,named after its founder about 2121 BC Mano(n)a .

He was the son of A'ala-Par-Galle ,who may be the ancestor of Paralata tribe,called also royal Skytha .
Patzinakita people in the region where Kozaks live was also believed to be descended from these
royal Skythas .
They may be closely related to those of them remaining in America called there Panaquita .
Another group related to them is precisly called Okoshko-Kyewa ,and they may be the ancestral brothers
of the founders of the city of Kyiv in Europe,in the Kozak country .
Inhabitants of the Ucrainian steppes were know at a time also as Kypchak,that again may be a contraction
from Kyiw-Patzi(n)ak ,a composed name of the Okoshko-Kyewa and Panakita in Europe .

Another son of A'ala-Par-Galle was Awa-Zale-Wa'e-Ha ,the forefather of Pan-Zaleo tribe ,likely .
They may be at the same time Panza-Leo or Panza-Liao as well .
Liao namely was the state founded by Kitay people ,who may be related to Pana-Kita and Quito tribes
of related languages and affiliation .
Its founder in the recent times was Ambagyan,ruling until about 69 ,which is 927 according to a Greek
aera of begin in 858 BC ,apparently identical with the person Mongols call in their chronicle Amba-Kaye ,
after whom the city of Cayambe in the province of Quito ,now Ecuador,might be named .

Misquicha ( Mys-Skytsha ) people may also be of Skytha origin ,in the Holy Land .

Kozaks of Europe thus may be the successors of royal Skythas ,called Patzinakita and Kypchak by
some at times .

See Kypcak,Kinker,Palencar,Pácini,Pacino,Matlak,Hargitai,Scott,Quito,Kozák,Misak,Misák,Mischak,
Cara,Kara,Anjou,Rakita,Plantagenet and others !