Cosson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms 

Early Origins of the Cosson family

The surname Cosson was first found in Anjou, a former county, duchy and province centred on the city of Angers in the lower Loire Valley of western France. Thee family took its name from Cossé, a village in the department of Mayenne, near Laval.

Important Dates for the Cosson family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cosson research. Another 151 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 1422, 1505, 1563, 1550, 1512, 1552, 1582, 1830, 1856, 1600, 1671, 1506, 1563, 1550, 1621, 1611, 1615, 1674, 1610, 1673, 1833, 1892 and 1903 are included under the topic Early Cosson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cosson Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cossé, de Cossé, Cosset, de Cosset, Cossette and many more.

Early Notables of the Cosson family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the name was Jan Cossiers (1600-1671), a Flemish Baroque painter; Charles de Cossé (1506-1563), marshal of Brissac; Charles II de Cossé (1550-1621), the first Duke of Brissac from 1611 until his death; Philippe de Cossé...
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Cosson migration to the United States

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cosson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • William Cosson, who arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • William Cosson, aged 20, who landed in Barbados in 1635 [1]
  • Win Cosson, aged 20, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [1]

Cosson migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cosson Settlers in Canada in the 17th Century
  • Mr. Pierre Cosson, French labourer travelling to Canada to work for Arnaud Peré arriving on 3rd April 1656 [2]
  • Mr. Thomas Cosson, French labourer travelling to Canada to work for Arnaud Peré arriving on 3rd April 1656 [2]

Cosson migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

Cosson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
  • John Cosson, aged 34, a painter, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Eliza Cosson, aged 28, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • John Cosson, aged 7, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Arthur Cosson, aged 6, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • Albert Cosson, aged 5, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dorette" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cosson (post 1700)

  • Antoine Alexandre de Cosson, French Brigadier General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815 [3]
  • Brigadier-General Jean Cosson (1888-1966), French Commanding Officer during World War II [4]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Debien, Gabriel. Liste Des Engagés Pour Le Canada Au XVIIe Siècle. Vol. 6, Laval University, 1952. (Retreived 24th May 2018). Retrieved from https://lebloguedeguyperron.wordpress.com/2016/06/30/130-liste-des-contrats-dengagement-pour-la-nouvelle-france-releves-a-la-rochelle-entre-1634-et-1679/
  3. ^ Generals Who Served in the French Army during the Period 1789-1815. (Retrieved 2015, February 13) Antoine Cosson. Retrieved from http://www.napoleon-series.org/research/c_frenchgenerals.html
  4. ^ Generals of World War II. (Retrieved 2011, October 3) Jean Cosson. Retrieved from http://generals.dk/general/Cosson/Jean-Eug%C3%A8ne-Charles/France.html
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