Cosfithey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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

Early Origins of the Cosfithey family

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

Early History of the Cosfithey family

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

Cosfithey Spelling Variations

The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore,spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cosfithey has been recorded under many different variations, including Cottesford, Cosford, Cotesford, Cosforde, Cotesforde, Cotsford and many more.

Early Notables of the Cosfithey family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cosfithey family

For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cosfithey or a variant listed above: 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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