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Cosmano History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The surname Cosmano was a patronymic created from the given name Cosma, which is derived from the Latin word "cosmas," which means "harmony." The Patronymic was the most common type of family name found in the region of Venice.

Early Origins of the Cosmano family

The surname Cosmano was first found in Venice (Italian: Venezia), and seaport occupying one of the most remarkable sites of the world. Centralizing on the Grand Canal the history of the city can be traced through the different styles of architecture Byzantine, Gothic, early Renaissance and late Renaissance. It is rich in ancient palaces, churches, libraries, galleries, monuments, statues, treasures and artifacts. Its history is abundant in politics, art, religion, scholarship and conflict. The ducal palace was commenced in 1309. In those ancient times only persons of rank, the podesta, clergy, city officials, army officers, artists, landowners were entered into the records. To be recorded at this time, at the beginning of recorded history, was of itself a great distinction and indicative of noble ancestry.

Early History of the Cosmano family

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Cosmano Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cosmano, Cosmani, Cosmelli, Cosimi, Cusma, Cosma, Cusmano, Cosmanus, Gusmani, Gusmin, Gosmin, Cusumano, Cocimano, Cusmano and many more.

Early Notables of the Cosmano family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cosmano family to the New World and Oceana

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Lorenzo Coco, who settled in America in 1509; Bernardo Coco, who settled in New Orleans in 1829; E. Coco, who settled in San Francisco in 1852; Ferdinand Coco, who arrived in Wisconsin sometime between 1856 and 1870.

Contemporary Notables of the name Cosmano (post 1700)

  • James "Sunny Jim" Cosmano, organized crime figure from Chicago in the early 1900's

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