The surname Cosmanus 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 Cosmanus family
The surname Cosmanus 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 Cosmanus family
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Cosmanus 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 Cosmanus family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cosmanus 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.