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Mccosh Surname History




Early Origins of the Mccosh family


The surname Mccosh was first found in on the Isle of Uist, in the Hebrides in Scotland, which is named for the Irish King, Colla Uais who was deposed in Ireland by Muedach Tireach and was banished with 300 of their principal chiefs to the Hebrides in 327 A.D. They became known as the kingdom of Ailech and gave birth to the kindred of St. Columba and the Abbots of Iona. Descended were the Kings of Scotland from 1034 to 1286. The MacDonalds, Kings of the Isles were descended through Somerled to MacCuish or MacCooish.

Early History of the Mccosh family


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Mccosh Spelling Variations


Spelling variations are a very common occurrence in records of early Scottish names. They result from the repeated and inaccurate translations that many names went through in the course of various English occupations of Scotland. Mccosh has been spelled MacCuish, MacCooish, MacCuis, MacCoise, MacKewish, MacKewsh and many more.

Early Notables of the Mccosh family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Mccosh family to the New World and Oceana


The hardy Scots who made the crossing settled all along the east coast of North America and in the great west that was just then opening up. At the time of the American War of Independence, many United Empire Loyalists moved north from the American colonies to Canada. Scottish national heritage became better known in North America in the 20th century through highland games and other patriotic events. An examination of immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Mccosh arrived in North America very early:

Mccosh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph McCosh, who landed in South Carolina in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)
  • Agnes McCosh, who arrived in New York in 1854 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    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)

Mccosh Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Rev. James McCosh, Scottish settler travelling from Glasgow aboard the ship "Helenslee" arriving in Port Chalmers, Otago, New Zealand on 28th May 1871 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html

Contemporary Notables of the name Mccosh (post 1700)


  • James McCosh (1811-1894), Scottish philosopher, a prominent philosopher of the Scottish School of Common Sense, President of Princeton University 1868-1888, eponym of McCosh Hall, Princeton
  • Shayne McCosh (b. 1974), retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman, brother of Shawn McCosh
  • Shawn M. McCosh (b. 1969), retired Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey player who played from 1991 to 1995

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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. ^ New Zealand Yesteryears Passenger Lists 1800 to 1900 (Retrieved 17th October 2018). Retrieved from http://www.yesteryears.co.nz/shipping/passlist.html


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