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This page is for listings of the surname COSSAR, and people with research interest.
Excerpt from Dr. Seary's, Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, MUN 1977.
COSSAR, a surname of England and Scotland, from Middle English cosser -dealer, broker, horse-corser. (Reaney, Black).
Spiegelhalter traced ? the variant Corser in Devon.
Early instances: Thomas Corsor, ? of St. John's, 1772 (DPHW 26C); Lot Cossar, of Lower Burgeo, 1846 (DPHW 101); Lot Cosser, of Red Island (Burgeo district), 1871 (Lovell).
Modern status: In the Burgeo-La Poile district.
Early Instances: Burgeo - LaPoile
Burgeo Marriages Vol-101 V/S
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Page Revised: July 2002 (Don Tate)
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