Cusworth History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cusworth family

The surname Cusworth was first found in Cornwall where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor of Cosworth. Cornwall was a land set apart, a land of mystique and quaint customs, more strongly related to Brittany and Wales than to England. It was not until the 10th century that they submitted to the Saxon rule of England. Since then, their influence has moved east into Devon, Somerset and Dorset.

Important Dates for the Cusworth family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cusworth research. Another 143 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1079, 1142, 1162, 1643, 1600 and 1568 are included under the topic Early Cusworth History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cusworth Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Cosworth, Causewoth, Kosworth, Cossworth, Cosworthy, Cossworthy, Cosworthie, Cossworthie, Kossworth, Cosword, Cosward and many more.

Early Notables of the Cusworth family (pre 1700)

Notable amongst the family at this time was Michael Cosworth or Cosowarth ( fl. 1600), English translator of the psalms, born in 1568, "the son of John Cosworth...
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Migration of the Cusworth family

Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..

Contemporary Notables of the name Cusworth (post 1700)

  • Brian Cusworth (b. 1984), American professional NBA basketball player
  • Les Cusworth (b. 1954), former English rugby union footballer

Historic Events for the Cusworth family

HMS Repulse
  • Mr. Norman Cusworth, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and survived the sinking [1]


  1. ^ HMS Repulse Crew members. (Retrieved 2014, April 9) . Retrieved from
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