Cossint History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Pictish clans of ancient Scotland were the ancestors of the first people to use the name Cossint. It comes from in the lands of Cossins near the Castle of Glamis, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth II.

Early Origins of the Cossint family

The surname Cossint 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 Cossint family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cossint research. Another 119 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1660 and 1509 are included under the topic Early Cossint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cossint Spelling Variations

Translation has done much to alter the appearance of many Scottish names. It was a haphazard process that lacked a basic system of rules. Spelling variations were a common result of this process. Cossint has appeared Cossens, Cossins, Cossons, Cosen, Cosens and others.

Early Notables of the Cossint family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cossint family

Many Scots left their country to travel to the North American colonies in search of the freedom they could not find at home. Of those who survived the difficult voyage, many found the freedom they so desired. There they could choose their own beliefs and allegiances. Some became United Empire Loyalists and others fought in the American War of Independence. The Clan societies and highland games that have sprung up in the last century have allowed many of these disparate Scots to recover their collective national identity. A search of immigration and passenger ship lists revealed many early settlers bearing the Cossint name: 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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