Coash History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The ancestors of the bearers of the Coash family name are thought have lived in ancient Anglo-Saxon England. They were first found in a small cottage, hut, or hovel. The surname Coash is derived from the Old English words cosche and cosshe, which both have this meaning. These words first appeared c. 1490. Coash belongs to the class of topographic surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of tree.
Early Origins of the Coash family
The surname Coash was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Coash family
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Coash Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Coash include Coish, Coysh, Quoise, Coise and others.
Early Notables of the Coash family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Nicholas Quoise, a prominent landholder in 16th century London; and Elisha Coysh (1631-1685), a prominent physician from London. He and his wife had seven children and had several homes including one at Swain's or Swine's...
Migration of the Coash family
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Coash or a variant listed above: M. Coisch who arrived in Baltimore in 1820.