Show ContentsCosme History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

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.

Early Origins of the Cosme family

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.

Early History of the Cosme family

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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.

Early Notables of the Cosme family (pre 1700)

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Cosme Ranking

In the United States, the name Cosme is the 5,374th most popular surname with an estimated 4,974 people with that name. [1] However, in France, the name Cosme is ranked the 8,089th most popular surname with an estimated 1,000 - 1,500 people with that name. [2]

United States Cosme migration to the United States +

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 immigrated 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 immigrated to America, in 1924

Contemporary Notables of the name Cosme (post 1700) +

  • Niccolo Cosme (b. 1980), Philippine conceptual photographer
  • Wilberto Cosme Mosquera (b. 1984), Colombian professional footballer
  • Cosme de la Torriente y Peraza (1872-1956), Cuban soldier, politician, lawyer and statesman, President of the League of Nations from 1923 until 1924

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