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.
Early Origins of the Cushen family
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.
Early History of the Cushen family
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Cushen Spelling Variations
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.
Early Notables of the Cushen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cushen family to Ireland
Some of the Cushen family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cushen family to the New World and Oceana
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
Cushen Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
Cushen Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Cushen (post 1700)
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