Cosfeart History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The name Cosfeart belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the parish of Cottesford, which is in the diocese of Oxford. 
Early Origins of the Cosfeart family
The surname Cosfeart was first found in Oxfordshire, at Cottesford, a small parish, in the union of Bicester, hundred of Ploughley. 
Early History of the Cosfeart family
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Cosfeart Spelling Variations
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cosfeart include Cottesford, Cosford, Cotesford, Cosforde, Cotesforde, Cotsford and many more.
Early Notables of the Cosfeart family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cosfeart family
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cosfeart were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Richard Cotesford, who sailed to Maryland in 1638; and Thomas Cotsfort, who sailed to Maryland in 1667.