The ancient and distinguished surname Cozort is originally of French origin, and refers to "a dealer in horses." The name was brought to England
in the wake of the Norman Conquest
of 1066, and became one of the many Anglo-Norman words that made up Middle English.
Early Origins of the Cozort family
The surname Cozort was first found in Essex
, where the Cozort family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor. For the three centuries following the Battle of Hastings in 1066, the language of the courts was French, and the Norman ambience prevailed. Norman surnames were held by members of aristocracy, and the Cozort family was a prominent one in the county of Essex
. The family name was first referenced in the year 1299 when Ralph le Kossar held estates in that county.
Early History of the Cozort family
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Cozort Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cossar, Cosser, Cozzer, Cozzar, Kosser, Kossar, Corsor, Cossart, Cossarte and many more.
Early Notables of the Cozort family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cozort family to Ireland
Some of the Cozort family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Cozort family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Jacques Cossart, who came to New York in 1662; Jacob Cossar, who settled in New York in 1664; William Cosser, who was sent as a servant to Jamaica in 1675.