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Cosgrove Family History

Cosgrove Name Meaning
English: habitational name from Cosgrove in Northamptonshire, named with an Old English personal name Cof + Old English graf ‘grove’, ‘thicket’.Irish: surname adopted from English by bearers of the Gaelic name Ó Coscraigh ‘descendant of Coscrach’, a byname meaning ‘victorious’, ‘triumphant’ (from coscur ‘victory’, ‘triumph’).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

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105,001 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
15,187 Military Records
17,208 Immigration Records
89,626 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Cosgrove Families

  • Number of Cosgrove families
     189 - 375
     64 - 188
     1 - 63
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cosgrove families
     256 - 509
     86 - 255
     1 - 85
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cosgrove families
     92 - 182
     31 - 91
     1 - 30
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cosgrove Family Origin

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Cosgrove Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Cosgrove

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Cosgrove Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cosgrove census records

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Cosgrove Civil War Service Records

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