Cosent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The current generations of the Cosent family have inherited a surname that was first used hundreds of years ago by descendants of the ancient Scottish tribe called the Picts. The Cosent family lived in the lands of Cossins near the Castle of Glamis, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth II.

Early Origins of the Cosent family

The surname Cosent was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Cosent family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cosent research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1660 and 1509 are included under the topic Early Cosent History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cosent Spelling Variations

Scribes in the Middle Ages did not have access to a set of spelling rules. They spelled according to sound, the result was a great number of spelling variations. In various documents, Cosent has been spelled Cossens, Cossins, Cossons, Cosen, Cosens and others.

Early Notables of the Cosent family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cosent family

The cruelties suffered under the new government forced many to leave their ancient homeland for the freedom of the North American colonies. Those who arrived safely found land, freedom, and opportunity for the taking. These hardy settlers gave their strength and perseverance to the young nations that would become the United States and Canada. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the name Cosent: Elizabeth Cossen who settled in Barbados in 1635; Jonathon Cossens arrived with servant in Barbados in 1680; William Cossens arrived in Barbados in 1685.



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