Delacosse History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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Early Origins of the Delacosse family
The surname Delacosse was first found in Anjou, a former county, duchy and province centred on the city of Angers in the lower Loire Valley of western France. Thee family took its name from Cossé, a village in the department of Mayenne, near Laval.
Early History of the Delacosse family
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Delacosse Spelling Variations
One can encounter great variation in the spelling of French surnames; in part, as spelling, and the spelling names was not yet standardized during the early development of the written French language. Later, there was much branching and movement of families, and spellings would change according to region. Variations of the name Delacosse include Cossé, de Cossé, Cosset, de Cosset, Cossette and many more.
Early Notables of the Delacosse family (pre 1700)
Notable amongst the name was Jan Cossiers (1600-1671), a Flemish Baroque painter; Charles de Cossé (1506-1563), marshal of Brissac; Charles II de Cossé (1550-1621), the first Duke of Brissac from 1611 until his death; Philippe de Cossé, bishop...
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Migration of the Delacosse family
France was active as a cultural leader in the early 16th century. One particular area in which they lead was the exploration of the New World. The explorers, like Jacques Cartier in 1534, led the way to North America. Champlain, in 1608, made the first of twenty voyages to France to attract settlers and brought the first migrant in 1617. By 1675, there were 7000 French in Quebec, and the French Acadian presence in the Maritimes had reached 500. The French founded Lower Canada, thus becoming one of the two great founding nations of Canada. The family name Delacosse has made many distinguished contributions in France and New France to the world of science, culture, religion, and education. Amongst the settlers in North America with this distinguished name Delacosse were Pierre Cosse, who settled in Quebec in 1638; Daniel Cosset, who arrived in Quebec in 1655; Rene Cosset, who arrived in Quebec in 1656; Jaques Cossart, who came to New York, NY in 1664.
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