Cousin / Cousins

The names Cousins, Cussans and Cussen in Ireland are of Norman origin having been brought to the country during the twelfth century. Families bearing this name formed the Cuisin Sept along native Gaelic lines and became fully integrated into Irish society. Counties Limerick, Wexford and Cork were the main setlement areas.

Origen: Normando. Cousins is a name whose history begins in 1066 with the Norman Conquest of England. This Norman name was used for a person who was related to someone of note in the area. Further research showed the name was derived from the Old French "cusin" and the Old English "cousin," both meaning "relative". First found in Yorkshire and in the southern counties of England, where the Cousins family was seated after the Norman Conquest in 1066.

Variantes: Cousin, Cousins, Cozens, Cossins, Couzins, Cossens, Cosin y otros.