Welcome to the house of Kosbab!

Tracing the origins and history of the KOSBAB surname.

 The KOSBAB family web site is genealogy based research into the history of the Kosbab surname including references to Kosbau, Kusbab, Westlake, Rosser and Huenchen.

The surname Kosbab is a very old German name meaning: Goat Shepherd

  • kos (for: Ziege = goat)
  • bab  (for: Bube = Boy )
  • Kosbab = Ziegenbub = shepherd for goats.

So the first Kosbab’s might have been goat herders, or its why I call my brother an old goat!


This new web site launched in October 2013 incorporates new family tree software, history, image gallery and appearance.

For many years we published a tree that had got out of date and was hard to manage.

Importantly, we have retained the old family tree, pages and links. View Old Tree