The ancient and distinguished surname Cooze is originally of French origin, and refers to "a dealer in horses." The name was brought to England
in the wake of the Norman Conquest
of 1066, and became one of the many Anglo-Norman words that made up Middle English.
Early Origins of the Cooze family
The surname Cooze was first found in Essex
, where the Cooze family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. For the three centuries following the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the language of the courts was French, and the Norman ambience prevailed. Norman surnames were held by members of aristocracy, and the Cooze family was a prominent one in the county of Essex
. The family name was first referenced in the year 1299 when Ralph le Kossar held estates in that county.
Early History of the Cooze family
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Cooze Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cossar, Cosser, Cozzer, Cozzar, Kosser, Kossar, Corsor, Cossart, Cossarte and many more.
Early Notables of the Cooze family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cooze family to Ireland
Some of the Cooze family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Cooze family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cooze Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Charles Cooze, English convict from Somerset, who was transported aboard the "Argyle" on March 5th, 1831, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia CITATION[CLOSE]
State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/argyle/1831
Contemporary Notables of the name Cooze (post 1700)
- Tania Rosamund Harcourt- Cooze (b. 1966), English model and actress
- John Cooze, English former Olympic diver
- William "Willie" George Harcourt- Cooze (b. 1964), British-based chocolate maker and entrepreneur
- Huw Cooze, Welsh club director for Swansea City A.F.C
- Sandra Cooze, Canadian NDP candidate for Bonavista, Gander, Grand Falls, Windsor Newfoundland