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Soon after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066, the name Cushen was recognized on the island as a name for 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.

Cushen Early Origins



The surname Cushen 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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Cushen Spelling Variations


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Cushen 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 Cushen family name include Cousin, Cousins, Cozens, Cossins, Couzins, Cossens, Cosin, Cosyns, Cousens, Couzens, Cossins, Cosin and many more.

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Cushen Early History


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Cushen Early History



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

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Cushen Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cushen Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Cushen In Ireland


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Cushen In Ireland



Some of the Cushen 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 Cushen family to immigrate North America:

Cushen Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Cushen, who landed in Virginia in 1700

Cushen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • John Cushen, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1822

Cushen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • James Cushen, aged 32, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • Mary Cushen, aged 22, a dairy maid, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Europa"
  • John Cushen, aged 36, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
  • John Cushen, aged 18, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
  • Ellen Cushen, aged 19, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cushen (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cushen (post 1700)



  • John Arthur James Cushen (b. 1950), former New Zealand cricketer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    2. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    6. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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    The Cushen Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cushen 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.

    This page was last modified on 9 December 2016 at 13:54.

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