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
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cossons research.Another 140 words (10 lines of text) covering the year 1509 is included under the topic Early Cossons History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
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)
More information is included under the topic Early Cossons Notables in all our PDF Extended History products
and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cossons family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
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"