Coiesferd History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The lineage of the name Coiesferd begins with the Anglo-Saxon tribes in Britain. It is a result of when they lived in the parish of Cottesford, which is in the diocese of Oxford. 
Early Origins of the Coiesferd family
The surname Coiesferd was first found in Oxfordshire, at Cottesford, a small parish, in the union of Bicester, hundred of Ploughley. 
Early History of the Coiesferd family
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Coiesferd 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 Coiesferd has undergone many spelling variations, including Cottesford, Cosford, Cotesford, Cosforde, Cotesforde, Cotsford and many more.
Early Notables of the Coiesferd family
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Migration of the Coiesferd 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 Coiesferd were among those contributors: Richard Cotesford, who sailed to Maryland in 1638; and Thomas Cotsfort, who sailed to Maryland in 1667.
- Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
- Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.