Show ContentsCooze History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

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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Ireland Migration of the Cooze family to Ireland

Some of the Cooze family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 92 words (7 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Australia Cooze migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Cooze Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

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

  1. State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2015, January 8) Argyle voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1831 with 251 passengers. Retrieved from on Facebook