The name Cushion is an ancient name that was given to a person in Britain soon after the arrival of the Normans
in the 1066. It is a name for a person who 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.
Early Origins of the Cushion family
The surname Cushion 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.
Early History of the Cushion family
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Cushion Spelling Variations
Multitudes of spelling variations
are a hallmark of Anglo Norman names. Most of these names evolved in the 11th and 12th century, in the time after the Normans
introduced their own Norman French language into a country where Old and Middle English had no spelling rules and the languages of the court were French and Latin. To make matters worse, medieval scribes spelled words according to sound, so names frequently appeared differently in the various documents in which they were recorded. The name was spelled Cousin, Cousins, Cozens, Cossins, Couzins, Cossens, Cosin, Cosyns, Cousens, Couzens, Cossins, Cosin and many more.
Early Notables of the Cushion family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cushion family to Ireland
Some of the Cushion 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.
Migration of the Cushion family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cushion Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century
- Mary Cushion, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1829
Cushion Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
- Daniel Cushion, who arrived in South Australia in 1849 aboard the ship "Rajah" CITATION[CLOSE]
State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) RAJAH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Rajah.htm
- Ellen Cushion, aged 27, a house servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Phoebe Dunbar" CITATION[CLOSE]
South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) PHOEBE DUNBAR 1852. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/phoebedunbar1852.shtml
- Bridget Cushion, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Aliquis"
- John Cushion, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1858 aboard the ship "Frenchman"
Contemporary Notables of the name Cushion (post 1700)
Historic Events for the Cushion family
- Mr. Michael Cushion, English Trimmer from England, who worked aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking CITATION[CLOSE]
Lusitania Passenger List - The Lusitania Resource. (Retrieved 2014, March 6) . Retrieved from http://www.rmslusitania.info/lusitania-passenger-list/