name Cosford comes from when the family resided in the parish of Cottisford, which is in the diocese of Oxford. The surname Cosford belongs to the large category of Anglo-Saxon habitation
names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.
Early Origins of the Cosford family
The surname Cosford was first found in Oxfordshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cosford family
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Cosford 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 Cosford include Cottesford, Cosford, Cotesford, Cosforde, Cotesforde, Cotsford and many more.
Early Notables of the Cosford family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cosford family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cosford Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- James Cosford, aged 26, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
- Alice Cosford, aged 20, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Zealandia" in 1879
Contemporary Notables of the name Cosford (post 1700)
- Becky Cosford (b. 1986), Canadian silver medalist pair skater at the 2007 Ondrej Nepela Memorial
- Paul Anthony Cosford CB (b. 1963), British Director for Health Protection and Medical Director for Public Health England