The ancestors of the Coyish surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture. The name comes from when they lived in a small cottage, hut, or hovel. The surname Coyish is derived from the Old English words cosche
which both have this meaning. These words first appeared c. 1490. Coyish belongs to the class of topographic
surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of tree.
Early Origins of the Coyish family
The surname Coyish was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Coyish family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coyish research.Another 91 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1248, 1296, 1300, 1568, 1567, 1564, 1577, 1563, 1672, 1631, 1685, 1742, 1801, 1735 and 1801 are included under the topic Early Coyish History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Coyish Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Coyish include Coish, Coysh, Quoise, Coise and others.
Early Notables of the Coyish family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Nicholas Quoise, a prominent landholder in 16th century London; and Elisha Coysh (1631-1685), a prominent physician from London. He and his wife had seven children and had several homes including one at Swain's or Swine's... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coyish Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Coyish family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: M. Coisch who arrived in Baltimore in 1820.
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