Cossent History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

In Scottish history, few names go farther back than Cossent, whose ancestors lived among the clans of the Pictish tribe. The ancestors of the Cossent family lived in the lands of Cossins near the Castle of Glamis, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth II.

Early Origins of the Cossent family

The surname Cossent was first found in Angus (Gaelic: Aonghas), part of the Tayside region of northeastern Scotland, and present day Council Area of Angus, formerly known as Forfar or Forfarshire, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Cossent family

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Cossent Spelling Variations

Although Medieval Scotland lacked a basic set of spelling rules, which meant that scribes recorded names according to their sounds it was not uncommon for the names of a father and son to be recorded differently. As a result, there are many spelling variations of Scottish single names. Cossent has been written Cossens, Cossins, Cossons, Cosen, Cosens and others.

Early Notables of the Cossent family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cossent family

Thousands of Scots left their home country to travel to Ireland or Australia, or to cross the Atlantic for the North American colonies. The difficult crossing was an enormous hurdle, but those who survived found freedom and opportunity in ample measure. Some Scots even fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence. This century, their ancestors have become aware of the illustrious history of the Scots in North America and at home through Clan societies and other organizations. Passenger and immigration lists show many early and influential immigrants bearing the name Cossent: Elizabeth Cossen who settled in Barbados in 1635; Jonathon Cossens arrived with servant in Barbados in 1680; William Cossens arrived in Barbados in 1685.



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