Cossin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Cossin is a name whose history dates possibly as far back as 1066 when the Normans first arrived in Britain following their Conquest of the island. It was a name for a person who was related to someone of note in the area. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old French, cusin, and the Old English, cousin, which means relative.
Early Origins of the Cossin family
The surname Cossin was first found in Norfolk and in the southern counties of England, where the first on record appears to be Roger Cusin, listed in the Pipe Rolls in that county in 1166. Robert Cusyn and his wife Joan were landowners in Ellisfield, Hampshire during the Reign of Henry III (1216-1272). Peter Cusin was a sheriff of London in 1273. A Galfridus Cusyn of Hardingham, Norfolk is mentioned in the Subsidy Rolls for that county in 1327.
Important Dates for the Cossin family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cossin research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1558, 1558, 1594, 1672, 1697 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Cossin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cossin Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cossin include Cousin, Cousins, Cozens, Cossins, Couzins, Cossens, Cosin, Cosyns, Cousens, Couzens, Cossins, Cosin and many more.
Early Notables of the Cossin family (pre 1700)
Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cossin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cossin family to Ireland
Some of the Cossin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cossin migration to the United States
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Cossins to arrive on North American shores:
Typical Cossin Emigration from the United Kingdom to North America
Cossin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Nicholas Cossin, who arrived in Maryland in 1640 
- James Cossin, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
- James Cossin, who landed in Virginia in 1650 
Cossin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Edmd Cossin, who arrived in Virginia in 1714 
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