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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


Similar surnames: Cosse, Fossey, Cosey, Fosse, Hussey, Gosney, Coley, Cosby, Massey

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Cossey Family Origin

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Cossey Family Occupations

What did your Cossey ancestors do for a living?

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  • Farmer

    50%
  • Keeping House

    15%
  • Laborer

    8%
  • Boat Builder

    5%

In 1880, Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cossey. A less common occupation for the Cossey family was Boat Builder. The most common Cossey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 50% of Cossey's were Farmers.

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Cossey Historical Records

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Cossey Life Expectancy

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