Cotesmore History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cotesmore family

The surname Cotesmore was first found in Oxfordshire at Cottesford, a small parish, in the union of Bicester, hundred of Ploughley. [1]

The earliest records of the family were found in the Hundredorum Rolls of 1273: Robert de Cotesford, Oxfordshire; and Richard de Cotesford, Norfolk. [2]

Early History of the Cotesmore family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cotesmore research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1400, 1510, 1600, 1095, 1097, 1187, 1556, 1455, 1487, 1540, 1515, 1518, 1532 and 1534 are included under the topic Early Cotesmore History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cotesmore Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cottisford, Cottesmore, Cottismore, Cotismore, Cotesmore, Cottesmoor, Cottismoor, Cotesmoor and many more.

Early Notables of the Cotesmore family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include John Cottisford (d. 1540?), Rector of Lincoln College, Oxford, educated at Lincoln College. He served as proctor for 1515, and, on the resignation of Thomas Drax, was elected rector of his college (2 March 1518). This office he held for nearly twenty years. He was also 'commissary' or vice-chancellor of the...
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Migration of the Cotesmore family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..



  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


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