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Irish surnames are all based on the Gaelic language native to Ireland. The original Gaelic form of the name McCosker is Mag Uidhir, which is derived from the word odhar, meaning dun-colored; in the genitive case, the word is uidhir.

McCosker Early Origins



The surname McCosker was first found in County Fermanagh (Irish: Fear Manach) in the southwestern part of Northern Ireland, Province of Ulster.

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McCosker Spelling Variations


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McCosker Spelling Variations



People who were accounted for by scribes and church officials often had their name recorded many different ways because pronunciation was the only guide those scribes and church officials had to go by. This resulted in the problem of one person's name being recorded under several different variations, creating the illusion of more than one person. Among the many spelling variations of the surname McCosker that are preserved in archival documents are MacCosker, MacCusker, MacOsker, MacOscar and many more.

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McCosker Early History


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McCosker Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our McCosker research. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) are included under the topic Early McCosker History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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McCosker Early Notables (pre 1700)


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McCosker Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early McCosker 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



Ireland became inhospitable for many native Irish families in the 19th centuries. Poverty, lack of opportunities, high rents, and discrimination forced thousands to leave the island for North Ameri ca. The largest exodus of Irish settlers occurred with the Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. For these immigrants the journey to British North America and the United States was long and dangerous and many did not live to see the shores of those new lands. Those who did make it were essential to the development of what would become two of the wealthiest and most powerful nations of the world. These Irish immigrants were not only important for peopling the new settlements and cities, they also provided the manpower needed for the many industrial and agricultural projects so essential to these growing nations. Immigration and passenger lists have documented the arrival of various people bearing the name McCosker to North America:

McCosker Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • F.G. McCosker, aged 50, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "Teutonic" from Liverpool, England [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y9-Q48 : 6 December 2014), F.G. McCosker, 26 Jul 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Mary McCosker, aged 20, originally from Ballinderry, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1893 aboard the ship "State of Nebraska" from Glasgow via Moville [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6BB-63V : 6 December 2014), Mary McCosker, 12 Jan 1893; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of Nebraska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Alice Mc Cosker, aged 36, originally from Belfast, Ireland, who arrived in New York City, New York in 1894 aboard the ship "City of Rome" from Glasgow via Moville [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMG-R5M : 6 December 2014), Alice Mc Cosker, 01 Sep 1894; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name City of Rome, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  • Sarah McCosker, aged 17, who arrived in New York in 1895 aboard the ship "Furnessia" from Londonderry, Ireland [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX3G-33G : 6 December 2014), Sarah McCosker, 04 Jun 1895; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

McCosker Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Mary McCosker, aged 40, originally from Tyrone, Ireland, who arrived in New York in 1905 aboard the ship "Furnessia" from Londonderry, Ireland [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF49-H22 : 6 December 2014), Mary McCosker, 10 Oct 1905; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Contemporary Notables of the name McCosker (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name McCosker (post 1700)



  • John Edward McCosker, American expert in ichthyology who has been part of expeditions to countries such as Antarctic, Australia, and the Galapagos; he has been featured in eight documentaries, eponym of McCosker's worm eel (Neenchelys mccoskeri) and McCosker's flasher wrasse (Paracheilinus mccoskeri)
  • Kim McCosker, Australian author, best known for her 4 Ingredients series of cookbooks
  • Richard Bede McCosker (b. 1946), former Australian cricketer who played for New South Wales (1973-1974 and 1983-1984), Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1976

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McCosker Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6Y9-Q48 : 6 December 2014), F.G. McCosker, 26 Jul 1893; citing departure port Liverpool, arrival port New York, ship name Teutonic, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J6BB-63V : 6 December 2014), Mary McCosker, 12 Jan 1893; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York, ship name State of Nebraska, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  3. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JXMG-R5M : 6 December 2014), Alice Mc Cosker, 01 Sep 1894; citing departure port Glasgow via Moville, arrival port New York City, New York, New York, ship name City of Rome, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  4. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JX3G-33G : 6 December 2014), Sarah McCosker, 04 Jun 1895; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. ^ "New York Passenger Arrival Lists (Ellis Island), 1892-1924," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JF49-H22 : 6 December 2014), Mary McCosker, 10 Oct 1905; citing departure port Londonderry, arrival port New York, ship name Furnessia, NARA microfilm publication T715 and M237 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

Other References

  1. McDonnell, Frances. Emigrants from Ireland to America 1735-1743 A Transcription of the report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced emigration to America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1331-5).
  2. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
  3. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  6. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  7. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
  9. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The McCosker Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The McCosker 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.

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