The Cossey Family History

This is a site where you can find information about the history of the Cossey family.

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The Cossey Family in the Census

Census Freqency of the Surname Cossey
1841 Census15
1851 Census91
1861 Census119
1871 Census171
1881 Census344
1891 Census354
1901 Census391
1911 Census592

Most Frequent Forenames for the Cossey Family in the Census

Name 1841 Census 1851 Census 1861 Census 1881 Census 1871 Census 1891 Census 1901 Census 1911 Census Total
William Cossey 1 6 6 9 25 20 20 24
John Cossey 0 7 13 7 14 13 15 18
Mary Cossey 1 3 3 8 20 20 20 18
George Cossey 1 5 6 12 20 13 14 17
James Cossey 0 6 6 9 11 17 10 17
Sarah Cossey 0 2 3 10 15 16 7 10
Charles Cossey 0 4 4 7 8 10 9 13
Robert Cossey 1 4 4 6 8 12 13 14
Elizabeth Cossey 2 3 5 6 10 7 12 14
Henry Cossey 0 1 3 1 8 5 9 14
Alice Cossey 0 0 1 4 11 7 8 13
Frederick Cossey 0 1 2 2 8 10 11 9
Emma Cossey 1 3 7 5 10 6 3 7
Samuel Cossey 0 1 4 4 8 4 4 5
Ellen Cossey 1 2 2 0 7 7 9 11
Edward Cossey 1 2 1 5 2 7 4 5
Richard Cossey 1 2 3 3 4 0 4 7
Alfred Cossey 1 0 1 2 2 5 5 6
Edith Cossey 0 0 0 0 3 4 8 13
Eliza Cossey 0 0 0 0 8 8 6 5

Your Family History Search

You can use the forms below to do automatic searches for the Cossey family online amongst birth, marriage and death records from 1837, plus census transcripts for 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871, 1881, 1891, 1901 and many more...



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Etymology and History of the Surname: Cossey

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