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The Norman Conquest of England in 1066 brought many new words to England from which surnames were formed. Cousin was one of these new Norman names. It was specifically tailored to its first bearer, who was a person who was related to someone of note in the area. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old French, cusin, and the Old English, cousin, which means relative.

Cousin Early Origins



The surname Cousin 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.

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Cousin Spelling Variations


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Cousin Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Cousin, Cousins, Cozens, Cossins, Couzins, Cossens, Cosin, Cosyns, Cousens, Couzens, Cossins, Cosin and many more.

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Cousin Early History


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Cousin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cousin research. Another 101 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1558, 1558, 1594, 1672, 1697 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Cousin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cousin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cousin Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 43 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cousin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cousin In Ireland


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Cousin In Ireland



Some of the Cousin 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.

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The Great Migration



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cousin or a variant listed above:

Cousin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Cousin settled in Grenada in 1774
  • Marie Blanche Cousin, aged 37, arrived in New Orleans, La in 1785

Cousin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Willie Cousin, aged 16, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Baltic" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QF-KNL : 6 December 2014), Willie Cousin, 08 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Oscar Cousin, aged 50, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Espagne" from Le Havre, France [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q5-B35 : 6 December 2014), Oscar Cousin, 13 Mar 1919; citing departure port LE HAVRE, arrival port New York, ship name Espagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Auguste Cousin, aged 65, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "France" from Le Havre, France [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64S-TJZ : 6 December 2014), Auguste Cousin, 17 Aug 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Marie Cousin, arrived in New York City, New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Niagara" from Bordeaux, France [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Q-2ZF : 6 December 2014), Marie Cousin, 01 Oct 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Niagara, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Christopher Cousin, aged 17, arrived in New York in 1919 aboard the ship "Aquitania" from Southampton, England [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J642-N3D : 6 December 2014), Christopher Cousin, 13 Sep 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cousin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Cousin arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Ranger" in 1834

Cousin Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • W. Cousin arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Buckinghamshire" in 1839 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Buckinghamshire 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cousin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cousin (post 1700)



  • Ertharin Cousin (b. 1957), American 12th Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Program (2012-)
  • William J. Cousin, American politician, Mayor of Seneca Falls, New York, 1953
  • Daniel Michel Cousin (b. 1977), retired Gabonese footballer
  • Aurelien Cousin (b. 1980), Maltese water polo player who played at the 2016 Men's European Water Polo Championship
  • Alan Cousin (b. 1938), Scottish former footballer, who played from 1955 to 1970, member of the Scottish League XI National Team in 1958 and the Scotland U23 National Team (1958-1960)
  • Elzéar Auguste Cousin de Dommartin, French Divisional General during the French Revolutionary and Napoleonic Wars from 1789 to 1815
  • Professor David R Cousin, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, University of Sheffield
  • Victor Cousin (1792-1867), French philosopher

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6QF-KNL : 6 December 2014), Willie Cousin, 08 Feb 1919; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Baltic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Q5-B35 : 6 December 2014), Oscar Cousin, 13 Mar 1919; citing departure port LE HAVRE, arrival port New York, ship name Espagne, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64S-TJZ : 6 December 2014), Auguste Cousin, 17 Aug 1919; citing departure port Le Havre, arrival port New York, ship name France, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J64Q-2ZF : 6 December 2014), Marie Cousin, 01 Oct 1919; citing departure port Bordeaux, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name Niagara, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J642-N3D : 6 December 2014), Christopher Cousin, 13 Sep 1919; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Aquitania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  6. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE 1839. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1839Buckinghamshire.htm

Other References

  1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  2. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  3. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
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The Cousin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cousin Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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