Show ContentsCossons History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Cossons family saga is rooted in the people of the Pictish Clan of ancient Scotland. The Cossons family lived in the lands of Cossins near the Castle of Glamis, the childhood home of Queen Elizabeth II.

Early Origins of the Cossons family

The surname Cossons 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 Cossons family

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Cossons Spelling Variations

Prior to the invention of the printing press in the last hundred years, documents were basically unique. Names were written according to sound, and often appeared differently each time they were recorded. Spelling variations of the name Cossons include Cossens, Cossins, Cossons, Cosen, Cosens and others.

Early Notables of the Cossons family (pre 1700)

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Australia Cossons migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Cossons Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • William Cossons (aged 24), a painter, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aurora" on Facebook