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Where did the English Cozort family come from? What is the English Cozort family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cozort family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cozort family history?The ancient and distinguished surname Cozort is originally of French origin, and refers to "a dealer in horses." The name was brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066, and became one of the many Anglo-Norman words that made up Middle English.
Spelling variations of this family name include: Cossar, Cosser, Cozzer, Cozzar, Kosser, Kossar, Corsor, Cossart, Cossarte and many more.
First found in Essex, where the Cozort family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. For the three centuries following the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the language of the courts was French, and the Norman ambience prevailed. Norman surnames were held by members of aristocracy, and the Cozort family was a prominent one in the county of Essex. The family name was first referenced in the year 1299 when Ralph le Kossar held estates in that county.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cozort research. Another 288 words(21 lines of text) covering the years 1392, 1449, 1820, and 1870 are included under the topic Early Cozort History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 28 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cozort Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Cozort family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 179 words(13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacques Cossart, who came to New York in 1662; Jacob Cossar, who settled in New York in 1664; William Cosser, who was sent as a servant to Jamaica in 1675.
The Cozort Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cozort Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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