Quoise is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon
origin and comes from the family once having lived in a small cottage, hut, or hovel. The surname Quoise is derived from the Old English words cosche
which both have this meaning. These words first appeared c. 1490. Quoise belongs to the class of topographic
surnames, which were given to people who resided near physical features such as hills, streams, churches, or types of tree.
Early Origins of the Quoise family
The surname Quoise was first found in Cambridgeshire
, where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Quoise family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Quoise research.Another 181 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1273, 1248, 1296, 1300, 1568, 1567, 1564, 1577, 1563, 1672, 1631, 1685, 1742, 1801, 1735 and 1801 are included under the topic Early Quoise History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Quoise Spelling Variations
Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Quoise family name include Coish, Coysh, Quoise, Coise and others.
Early Notables of the Quoise family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Nicholas Quoise, a prominent landholder in 16th century London; and Elisha Coysh (1631-1685), a prominent physician from London. He and his wife had seven children and had several homes including one at Swain's or Swine's... Another 40 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Quoise Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Quoise family to the New World and Oceana
For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland
, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Quoise surname or a spelling variation of the name include: M. Coisch who arrived in Baltimore in 1820.