Coiesfarte History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Coiesfarte name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in the parish of Cottesford, which is in the diocese of Oxford. [1]

Early Origins of the Coiesfarte family

The surname Coiesfarte was first found in Oxfordshire, at Cottesford, a small parish, in the union of Bicester, hundred of Ploughley. [2]

Early History of the Coiesfarte family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coiesfarte research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1567, 1593, 1555, 1540 and 1555 are included under the topic Early Coiesfarte History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Coiesfarte Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Coiesfarte has undergone many spelling variations, including Cottesford, Cosford, Cotesford, Cosforde, Cotesforde, Cotsford and many more.

Early Notables of the Coiesfarte family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Coiesfarte family

To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Coiesfarte were among those contributors: Richard Cotesford, who sailed to Maryland in 1638; and Thomas Cotsfort, who sailed to Maryland in 1667.



  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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