Cotgrieves History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Cotgrieves is a name that was carried to England in the great wave of migration from Normandy following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Cotgrieves family lived in Malpas, Cheshire, where they were Lords of the Manor of Cotgrave.
Early Origins of the Cotgrieves family
The surname Cotgrieves was first found in Cheshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Cotgrave. They are descended from the great William Belward, Lord of Malpas, through Thomas of Cotgrave, grandson of William Belward.
Early History of the Cotgrieves family
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Cotgrieves Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cotgrieves include Cotgrave, Cottgrove, Cotgrove, Cottgrave, Cotgreve, Cottgreve, Cotgrieve, Cottgrieve, Cotgreave, Cottgreave, Cotgreaves, Cottgreaves, Cotgrieves and many more.
Early Notables of the Cotgrieves family (pre 1700)
Outstanding amongst the family at this time was John Cotgrave (fl. 1655), member of the Cheshire family of Cotgreve, was the author of ‘The English Treasury of Literature and Language collected out of the most and best of...
Migration of the Cotgrieves family
In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Cotgrievess to arrive on North American shores: Richard Cottgreaves who landed in North America in 1700.