Anglo-Saxon name Cois comes from the family having resided in a small cottage, hut, or hovel. The surname Cois is derived from the Old English words cosche and cosshe, which both have this meaning. These words first appeared c. 1490. Cois 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 Cois family
Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.
Early History of the Cois family
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Cois Spelling Variations
hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Spelling variants included: Coish, Coysh, Quoise, Coise and others.
Early Notables of the Cois family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cois family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Coiss to arrive on North American shores: M. Coisch who arrived in Baltimore in 1820.
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