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The Cozzens family has descended through the lines of the ancient Normans that came to England following their Conquest of England in 1066. The Cozzens name reveals that an early member 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.

Cozzens Early Origins



The surname Cozzens 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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Cozzens Spelling Variations


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Cozzens Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cozzens family name include Cousin, Cousins, Cozens, Cossins, Couzins, Cossens, Cosin, Cosyns, Cousens, Couzens, Cossins, Cosin and many more.

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Cozzens Early History


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Cozzens Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cozzens 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 Cozzens History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cozzens Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cozzens Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Cozzens In Ireland


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Cozzens In Ireland



Some of the Cozzens 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


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Cozzens family to immigrate North America:

Cozzens Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • W Cozzens, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1850

Cozzens Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John B. Cozzens, aged 61, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Mauretania" from Cherbourg, France [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6D2-32K : 6 December 2014), John B. Cozzens, 23 Oct 1920; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • John Broome Cozzens, aged 60, arrived in New York in 1920 aboard the ship "Adriatic" from Southampton, England [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6FW-SZW : 6 December 2014), John Broome Cozzens, 25 Jun 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Edwin Cozzens, aged 32, arrived in New York in 1921 aboard the ship "Cedric" from Liverpool, England [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6N9-2Q3 : 6 December 2014), Edwin Cozzens, 24 Oct 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cozzens (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cozzens (post 1700)



  • William Cole Cozzens (1811-1876), American politician, 28th Governor of Rhode Island in 1863
  • Frederick Swartwout Cozzens (1818-1869), American humorist who published his first volume Prismatics under the pen name Richard Haywarde in 1853
  • Andrew Cozzens (b. 1968), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (2013-)
  • James Gould Cozzens (1903-1978), American novelist awarded the 1949 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, best known for his 1948 novel Guard of Honor, which won the Pulitzer Prize
  • John H. Cozzens, American politician, U.S. Collector of Customs, 1881
  • Chuck Cozzens, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Senator from Montana, 1984

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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:J6D2-32K : 6 December 2014), John B. Cozzens, 23 Oct 1920; citing departure port Cherbourg, France, arrival port New York, ship name Mauretania, 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:J6FW-SZW : 6 December 2014), John Broome Cozzens, 25 Jun 1920; citing departure port Southampton, arrival port New York, ship name Adriatic, 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:J6N9-2Q3 : 6 December 2014), Edwin Cozzens, 24 Oct 1921; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Cedric, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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  10. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
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The Cozzens Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cozzens 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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