The ancient and distinguished surname Cossey 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.
Early Origins of the Cossey family
The surname Cossey was first found in Essex
, where the Cossey 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 Cossey 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.
Early History of the Cossey family
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Cossey Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cossar, Cosser, Cozzer, Cozzar, Kosser, Kossar, Corsor, Cossart, Cossarte and many more.
Early Notables of the Cossey family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cossey family to Ireland
Some of the Cossey family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Cossey family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cossey Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Frederick James Cossey, aged 37, who emigrated to the United States from Norwich, in 1907
- Charles Cossey, aged 29, who landed in America from Enfield, England, in 1910
- William Fredrk. Cossey, aged 49, who settled in America, in 1918
- Kathleen M. Cossey, aged 33, who landed in America from London, England, in 1920
Contemporary Notables of the name Cossey (post 1700)
- Caroline "Tula" Cossey (b. 1954), English model
- Robert Cossey (b. 1952), Australian rules footballer
- Alice Eleanor Cossey (1879-1970), New Zealand tailoress and union leader from Drury, Auckland
- Mark Cossey, New Zealand former association football player