Cosse Family History

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Cosse Name Meaning

French (Cossé): habitational name from Cossé-d’Anjou in Maine-et-Loire, Cossé-en-Champagne, or Cossé-le-Vivien in Mayenne, all of which are named with the Romano-Gallic personal name Cocceius + the locative suffix -acum. French: from cosse ‘pod’, probably a nickname or perhaps a metonymic occupational name for a grower or seller of peas and similar vegetables. Greek: unexplained. Possibly the French surname, or an Americanized reduced form of Costas or some other surname beginning with Cost-.

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

Similar surnames: Cossey, Bosse, Fosse, Gosse, Couse, Corse, Cisse, Boss, Caisse, Cross

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Cosse Family Origin

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Cosse Family Occupations

What did your Cosse ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cosse occupation in the UK was Framework Knitter. 100% of Cosse's were Framework Knitters.

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  • Framework Knitter


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Cosse Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Cosse. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cosse census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 625 immigration records available for the last name Cosse. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 339 military records available for the last name Cosse. For the veterans among your Cosse ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cosse Life Expectancy

What is the average Cosse lifespan?

Between 1953 and 2004, in the United States, Cosse life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1984, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Cosse in 1953 was 40, and 66 in 2004.

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