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The distinguished surname Cosme can be traced back to the ancient and beautiful region of Venice. Although people were originally known only by a single name, it became necessary for people to adopt a second name to identify themselves as populations grew and travel became more frequent. The process of adopting fixed hereditary surnames was not complete until the modern era, but the use of hereditary family names in Italy began in the 10th and 11th centuries. Italian hereditary surnames were developed according to fairly general principles and they were characterized by a profusion of derivatives coined from given names. The most common type of family name found in the region of Venice is the patronymic surname, which is derived from the father's given name. During the Middle Ages, Italians adopted the patronymic system of name-making because it perfectly complemented the prevailing Feudal System. In Italy the popularity of patronymic type of surname is also due to the fact that during the Christian era, people often named their children after saints and biblical figures. The surname Cosme came from the given name Cosma, which is derived from the Latin Cosmas, which means harmony.

Cosme Early Origins



The surname Cosme was first found in Padua (Italian: Padova, Latin: Patavium, Venetian: Padoa), on the Bacchiglione River, capital of the province of Padua, when Niccol Cosmico was a famous poet there in 1420.

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Cosme Spelling Variations


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Cosme Spelling Variations



Enormous variation in spelling and form characterizes those Italian names that originated in the medieval era. This is caused by two main factors: regional tradition, and inaccuracies in the recording process. Before the last few hundred years, scribes spelled names according to their sounds. Spelling variations were the unsurprising result. The variations of Cosme include De Cosimo, Cosma, Cosmo, Cosmi, Cusma, Cosimo, Cosimi, De Cosmo, De Cosmis, Cosmelli, Cosimelli, Cosmini, Cosmin, Gosmin, Gusmin, Cosimini, Cosimato, Cosmano, Cosmani, Cosini, Cusmano, Gusmani, Cusimano, Cusumano and many more.

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Cosme Early History


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Cosme Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cosme research. More information is included under the topic Early Cosme History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cosme Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cosme Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cosme 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



Immigrants bearing the name Cosme or a variant listed above include:

Cosme Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joao Rapozo Cosme, aged 30, who landed in America, in 1895

Cosme Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Heleni Cosme, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1909
  • Francisco Cosme, aged 19, who landed in America, in 1917
  • Joaquim Cosme, aged 34, who settled in America, in 1919
  • Juan Cosme, aged 21, who landed in America, in 1919
  • Felix Cosme, aged 30, who emigrated to America, in 1924

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cosme (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cosme (post 1700)



  • Niccolo Cosme (b. 1980), Philippine conceptual photographer
  • Wilberto Cosme Mosquera (b. 1984), Colombian professional footballer

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Gheno, Antonio. Contributo alla Bibliografia Genealogica Italiana. Bologna: Forni, 1924. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. Finding Italian Roots The Complete Guide for Americans. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 2003. Print.
    3. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    4. Dizionario Biografico degli Italiani. Rome Istituto della Enciclopedia Italiana 56 volumesr. Print.
    5. Stiens, Robert E. Passenger list Italy to New York 1893 In Italian Genealogist. Torrance, CA: Augustan Society No 3, 1983. Print.
    6. 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).
    7. Rolland, and H.V. Rolland. Illustrations to the Armorial Général by J.B. Rietstap. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today, 1967. Print. (ISBN 0-0900455-209).
    8. Di Crollalanza, G.B. Dizionario Storico-Blasonico Delle Famiglie Nobili e Notabili Italiane 3 volumes. Pisa. Print.
    9. Di Crollalanza, Goffredo. Enciclopedia araldico cavalleresca Prontuario nobiliare. Pisa: Presso La Direzione Del Giorale Araldica , 1878. Print.
    10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1978. Print.
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    The Cosme Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cosme 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 1 October 2015 at 19:05.

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