Coss History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Coss family

The surname Coss was first found in Mecklenburg, where the Koss family contributed greatly to the development of an emerging nation, and would later play a large role in the tribal and national conflicts of the area. Over time, the Koss family name branched into other houses, where their influence continued to be felt because of the important role they played in the local social and political affairs.

Important Dates for the Coss family

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Coss Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Koss, Kosa, Kus, Kusiak, Kosik, Kosinski, Koscielski, Koskela and many more.

Early Notables of the Coss family (pre 1700)

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Coss migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coss Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Richard Coss, who arrived in Maryland in 1637 [1]
  • John Coss, who landed in Virginia in 1639 [1]
  • James Coss, who landed in Virginia in 1657 [1]
Coss Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • John Coss, who settled in Connecticut in 1841
  • William Coss, aged 34, who immigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Josif Coss, aged 19, who landed in America from Lobrie, in 1899
Coss Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • Susan Coss, aged 45, who landed in America from Plymouth, in 1900
  • Michael Coss, aged 30, who immigrated to the United States from Dublin, in 1905
  • Agnes Coss, aged 28, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1905
  • Harry J. Coss, aged 23, who immigrated to the United States, in 1908
  • Sarah Coss, aged 21, who immigrated to America, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coss migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coss Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century
  • Mr. Robert Coss, (b. 1860), aged 45, Cornish tailor travelling aboard the ship "Philadelphia" arriving at Ellis Island, New York in 1905 en route to Toronto, Ontario, Canada [2]

Coss migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Coss Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • Mr. Samuel Coss (Cross), (b. 1851), aged 27, Cornish boot and shoemaker departing on 18th November 1878 aboard the ship "Boyne" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 26th February 1879 [3]

Contemporary Notables of the name Coss (post 1700)

  • David Coss, American politician, 41st Mayor of Santa Fe (2006-2014)
  • Chris Coss, English musician
  • Peter R. Coss, British historian and Professor of Medieval History at the School of History, Archaeology, and Religion at Cardiff University, Wales
  • Gabriel Coss, Grammy Award and a Regional Emmy Award-winner music video director

Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 3rd May 2018). Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/emigration_ellis_island_1892_on.pdf
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
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