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Cossey Family History

Cossey Name Meaning
English: perhaps a habitational name (reduced form) from Costessey in Norfolk, named with an Old English or Old Norse personal name Cost + Old English eg ‘island’, ‘dry ground in a marsh’.Americanized spelling of French Cossé (see Cosse).

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

82,948 Historical Documents with Cossey on Ancestry.com
19,627 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
1,624 Military Records
4,227 Immigration Records
13,771 Census and Voter Lists
43,699 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cossey Families

  • Number of Cossey families
     12 - 22
     5 - 11
     1 - 4
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cossey families
     78 - 153
     27 - 77
     1 - 26
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cossey families
     5 - 8
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cossey census records

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Cossey Family Origin

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Cossey Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Cossey families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Cossey

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Cossey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cossey census records

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Cossey Civil War Service Records

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