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All Irish surnames have a unique and often romantic meaning. The name Cosgrave originally appeared in Gaelic as Mac Coscraigh or O Coscraigh, from the word "coscrach," which means victorious.

Cosgrave Early Origins



The surname Cosgrave was first found in Leinster, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Cosgrave Spelling Variations


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Cosgrave Spelling Variations



Individual scribes in the Ireland during the Middle Ages would often record a person's name various ways. How the name was recorded depended on what that particular scribe believed the proper spelling for the name pronounced to him was. Spelling variations revealed in the search for the origin of the Cosgrave family name include Cosgrove, Cosgrave, O'Cosgrove, O'Cosgrave, McCosgrove, McCosgrave and many more.

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Cosgrave Early History


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Cosgrave Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cosgrave research. Another 491 words (35 lines of text) covering the years 1000, 1172, 1620, and 1641 are included under the topic Early Cosgrave History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cosgrave Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cosgrave Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cosgrave Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



In the late 18th century, Irish families began emigrating to North America in the search of a plot of land to call their own. This pattern of emigration grew steadily until the 1840s when the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s cause thousands of Irish to flee the death and disease that accompanied the disaster. Those that made it alive to the shores of the United States and British North America (later to become Canada) were, however, instrumental in the development of those two powerful nations. Many of these Irish immigrants proudly bore the name of Cosgrave:

Cosgrave Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • William Cosgrave, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1745 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Michael Cosgrave, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Cosgrave Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Cosgrave, who arrived in New York, NY in 1811 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Bartholemew Cosgrave, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • James Cosgrave, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Cosgrave, who arrived in New York in 1822 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Julia Cosgrave, aged 22, who arrived in New York, NY in 1848 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cosgrave Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Catherine, Ellen, Francis, Hannah, James, John, Julia, Margaret, Mary, Michael, Owen, Pat, Peter, Thomas, William Cosgrave, who all, who arrived in Quebec in 1848

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cosgrave (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cosgrave (post 1700)



  • Ephraim MacDowel Cosgrave (1847-1925), Irish physician, antiquary and writer
  • James Cosgrave (b. 1936), Irish nationalist politician
  • Michael Joe Cosgrave (b. 1938), former Irish Fine Gael politician
  • Patrick John Francis Cosgrave (1941-2001), Irish journalist and writer
  • John B. Cosgrave (b. 1946), Irish mathematician specialising in number theory
  • Liam Cosgrave (b. 1920), former Irish Fine Gael politician who served as Taoiseach (19731977) and as Leader of Fine Gael (19651977)
  • Liam Cosgrave (b. 1920), Irish statesman, son of William Cosgrave, Prime Minister of Ireland (1973-1977)
  • William Thomas "W.T." Cosgrave (1880-1965), Irish statesman, first President (1922-32) of the Irish Free State
  • George Cosgrave (1870-1945), United States federal judge
  • Bryan Cosgrave (1903-1992), Australian first-class cricketer
  • ... (Another 3 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  2. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  3. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  4. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  5. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  6. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  7. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
  9. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  10. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Cosgrave Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cosgrave Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 26 February 2017 at 09:45.

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