Cushin History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Ancestry of the Cushin name lies with the Norman Conquest of England. This Norman name was used 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 Cushin family

The surname Cushin 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.

Important Dates for the Cushin family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cushin research. Another 51 words (4 lines of text) covering the years 1066, 1558, 1558, 1594, 1672, 1697 and 1743 are included under the topic Early Cushin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cushin Spelling Variations

Norman surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. The frequent changes in surnames are largely due to the fact that the Old and Middle English languages lacked definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England, as well as the official court languages of Latin and French, also had pronounced influences on the spelling of surnames. Since medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, rather than adhering to any specific spelling rules, it was common to find the same individual referred to with different spellings. The name has been spelled Cousin, Cousins, Cozens, Cossins, Couzins, Cossens, Cosin, Cosyns, Cousens, Couzens, Cossins, Cosin and many more.

Early Notables of the Cushin family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Cushin family to Ireland

Some of the Cushin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 69 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cushin migration to the United States

Many English families emigrated to North American colonies in order to escape the political chaos in Britain at this time. Unfortunately, many English families made the trip to the New World under extremely harsh conditions. Overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the stormy Atlantic. Despite these hardships, many of the families prospered and went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the United States and Canada. Early North American immigration records have revealed a number of people bearing the name Cushin or a variant listed above:

Cushin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Jeremiah Cushin, who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts in 1680 [1]
Cushin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Mary Cushin, aged 13, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Edmund Cushin, aged 3, who arrived in New York in 1849 [1]
  • Ellen Cushin, aged 1, who landed in New York in 1849 [1]

Cushin migration to Canada

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cushin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
  • David Cushin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1836

Contemporary Notables of the name Cushin (post 1700)

  • Benjamin Cushin, American politician, Candidate for New York State Senate 5th District, 1926 [2]

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Citations

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, December 9) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
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