The ancient and distinguished surname Cossey is originally of French origin, and refers to "a dealer in horses." The name was brought to
of 1066, and became one of the many Anglo-Norman words that made up Middle English.
, 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
. The family name was first referenced in the year 1299 when Ralph le Kossar held estates in that county.
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of this family name include: Cossar, Cosser, Cozzer, Cozzar, Kosser, Kossar, Corsor, Cossart, Cossarte and many more.