Origins Available: English
The Cosyn surname comes from the Middle English, Old French word "cousin," or "cusin," which at that time meant simply "relative." As a name, it is thought to have been used to refer to someone as the relative of someone famous or locally well-known.
Early Origins of the Cosyn family
The surname Cosyn 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.
Early History of the Cosyn family
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Cosyn Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cousin, Cousins, Cozens, Cossins, Couzins, Cossens, Cosin, Cosyns, Cousens, Couzens, Cossins, Cosin and many more.
Early Notables of the Cosyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cosyn family to Ireland
Some of the Cosyn family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 125 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cosyn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Cosins who settled in Maryland in 1683; Richard Cousin settled in Grenada in 1774; Edward Cousins settled in Maryland in 1774; George Cousins settled in Massachusetts in 1635.