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Coisch History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The name Coisch is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in a small cottage, hut, or hovel. The surname Coisch is derived from the Old English words cosche and cosshe, which both have this meaning. These words first appeared c. 1490. Coisch 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 Coisch family


The surname Coisch was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

Early History of the Coisch family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coisch research.
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Coisch Spelling Variations


The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Coisch has been spelled many different ways, including Coish, Coysh, Quoise, Coise and others.

Early Notables of the Coisch 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...
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Migration of the Coisch family to the New World and Oceana


Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Coischs to arrive in North America:

Coisch Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • M. Coisch who arrived in Baltimore in 1820

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