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

Coish Early Origins



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

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Coish Spelling Variations


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Coish Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Coish have been found, including Coish, Coysh, Quoise, Coise and others.

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Coish Early History


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Coish Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coish research. Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1248, 1296, 1300, 1568, 1567, 1564, 1577, 1563, 1672, 1631, 1685, 1742, 1801, 1735 and 1801 are included under the topic Early Coish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coish Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coish Early Notables (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...

Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Coish, or a variant listed above: M. Coisch who arrived in Baltimore in 1820.

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coish (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coish (post 1700)



  • Raymond Coish, Professor of Geology at Middlebury College, Vermont

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Coish Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    2. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    3. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    6. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    8. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    9. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    11. ...

    The Coish Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coish Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 13 March 2017 at 09:57.

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