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The ancient and distinguished surname Cossar is originally of French origin, and refers to "a dealer in horses." The name was brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066, and became one of the many Anglo-Norman words that made up Middle English.

Cossar Early Origins



The surname Cossar was first found in Essex, where the Cossar family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. For the three centuries following the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the language of the courts was French, and the Norman ambience prevailed. Norman surnames were held by members of aristocracy, and the Cossar family was a prominent one in the county of Essex. The family name was first referenced in the year 1299 when Ralph le Kossar held estates in that county.

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Cossar Spelling Variations


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Cossar Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cossar, Cosser, Cozzer, Cozzar, Kosser, Kossar, Corsor, Cossart, Cossarte and many more.

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Cossar Early History


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Cossar Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cossar research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1392, 1449, 1820, and 1870 are included under the topic Early Cossar History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cossar Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cossar Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cossar Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cossar In Ireland


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Cossar In Ireland



Some of the Cossar family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cossar Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jacob Cossar, who settled in New York in 1664
  • Jacob Cossar, who landed in New York in 1664

Cossar Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Cossar, aged 33, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Star Queen"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cossar (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cossar (post 1700)



  • Brian Edwin Cossar, the managing director of a Malaysian company
  • Neil Cossar, British disc jockey and former professional guitarist

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Cossar Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    7. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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    The Cossar Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cossar 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 May 2015 at 20:07.

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