origin of greek surname Kossaros
Could anyone tell me the origin of this greek surname?Thanks!
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A long-shot attemptI suspect the surname Kossaros is related to either "koursaros" which means pirate (and is related to the English "corsair") or to "houssaros" which is derived from the Hungarian "huszar" ("light horseman"). Both corsair and huszar share the same etymology, the Latin currere ("to run") and, ultimately, the Greek "-khouros" (i.e. "running").
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