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Cousin Name Meaning

English and French: nickname from Middle English, Old French co(u)sin, cusin (Latin consobrinus), which in the Middle Ages, as in Shakespearean English, had the general meaning ‘relative’, ‘kinsman’. The surname would thus have denoted a person related in some way to a prominent figure in the neighborhood. In some cases it may also have been a nickname for someone who used the term ‘cousin’ frequently as a familiar term of address. The old slang word cozen ‘cheat’, perhaps derives from the medieval confidence trickster’s use of the word cousin as a term of address to invoke a spurious familiarity. The patronymics constitute the most frequent forms of this name.

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

Similar surnames: Voisin, Corbin, Coppin, Collin, Cousins, Cossin, Boutin, Moulin

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Cousin Family Origin

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Cousin Family Occupations

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In 1881, Farmer, Coal Miner and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cousin. A less common occupation for the Cousin family was Annuitant. The most common Cousin occupation in the UK was Farmer. 8% of Cousin's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Labourer

  • Annuitant


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Cousin Historical Records

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Cousin Life Expectancy

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Between 1950 and 2004, Cousin life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1950, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Cousin in 1950 was 37, and 76 in 2004.

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