Cosfart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Anglo-Saxon name Cosfart comes from when the family resided in the parish of Cottesford, which is in the diocese of Oxford. [1]

Early Origins of the Cosfart family

The surname Cosfart was first found in Oxfordshire, at Cottesford, a small parish, in the union of Bicester, hundred of Ploughley. [2]

Early History of the Cosfart family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cosfart research. Another 74 words (5 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1567, 1593, 1555, 1540 and 1555 are included under the topic Early Cosfart History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cosfart Spelling Variations

Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cosfart include Cottesford, Cosford, Cotesford, Cosforde, Cotesforde, Cotsford and many more.

Early Notables of the Cosfart family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cosfart family

A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Richard Cotesford, who sailed to Maryland in 1638; and Thomas Cotsfort, who sailed to Maryland in 1667.



  1. ^ Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.


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