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McCosh Early Origins



The surname McCosh was first found in on the Isle of Uist, in the Hebrides in Scotland, which is named for the Irish King, Colla Uais who was deposed in Ireland by Muedach Tireach and was banished with 300 of their principal chiefs to the Hebrides in 327 A.D. They became known as the kingdom of Ailech and gave birth to the kindred of St. Columba and the Abbots of Iona. Descended were the Kings of Scotland from 1034 to 1286. The MacDonalds, Kings of the Isles were descended through Somerled to MacCuish or MacCooish.

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McCosh Spelling Variations


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McCosh Spelling Variations



Many spelling variations of McCosh have been recorded over the years, including MacCuish, MacCooish, MacCuis, MacCoise, MacKewish, MacKewsh and many more.

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McCosh Early History


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McCosh Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCosh research. Another 248 words (18 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCosh History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCosh Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCosh Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McCosh Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Scottish settlers arrived in many of the communities that became the backbones of the United States and Canada. Many stayed, but some headed west for the endless open country of the prairies. In the American War of Independence, many Scots who remained loyal to the Crown re-settled in Canada as United Empire Loyalists. Scots across North America were able to recover much of their lost heritage in the 20th century as Clan societies and highland games sprang up across North Ameri ca. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first McCoshs to arrive on North American shores:

McCosh Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph McCosh, who landed in South Carolina in 1813
  • Agnes McCosh, who arrived in New York in 1854

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCosh (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCosh (post 1700)



  • James McCosh (1811-1894), Scottish philosopher, a prominent philosopher of the Scottish School of Common Sense, President of Princeton University 1868-1888, eponym of McCosh Hall, Princeton
  • Shayne McCosh (b. 1974), retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman, brother of Shawn McCosh
  • Shawn M. McCosh (b. 1969), retired Canadian former professional NHL ice hockey player who played from 1991 to 1995

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McCosh Family Crest Products


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McCosh Family Crest Products




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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    2. Barrow, G.W.S Ed. The Charters of David I The Written Acts of David I King of Scots, 1124-53 and of His Son Henry, Earl of Northumerland, 1139-52. Woodbridge: The Boydell Press, 1999. Print.
    3. Bain, Robert. The Clans and Tartans of Scotland. Glasgow & London: Collins, 1968. Print. (ISBN 000411117-6).
    4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    5. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    6. Donaldson, Gordon and Robert S. Morpeth. Who's Who In Scotish History. Wales: Welsh Academic Press, 1996. Print. (ISBN 186057-0054).
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    11. ...

    The McCosh Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCosh Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

    This page was last modified on 18 January 2016 at 07:55.

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