Show ContentsCoyesfithy History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Coyesfithy belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in the parish of Cottesford, which is in the diocese of Oxford. 1

Early Origins of the Coyesfithy family

The surname Coyesfithy was first found in Oxfordshire, at Cottesford, a small parish, in the union of Bicester, hundred of Ploughley. 2

Early History of the Coyesfithy family

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Coyesfithy Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Coyesfithy include Cottesford, Cosford, Cotesford, Cosforde, Cotesforde, Cotsford and many more.

Early Notables of the Coyesfithy family

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Migration of the Coyesfithy family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Coyesfithy were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Richard Cotesford, who sailed to Maryland in 1638; and Thomas Cotsfort, who sailed to Maryland in 1667.

  1. Lower, Mark Anthony, Patronymica Britannica, A Dictionary of Family Names of the United Kingdom. London: John Russel Smith, 1860. Print.
  2. Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print. on Facebook