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Newfoundland's South Coast - COSSAR



This page is for listings of the surname COSSAR, and people with research interest.

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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.

In Newfoundland:

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
Lot COSSER, Bacholer of Lower Burgeo
married June 24, 1846 by Rev. Martin Blackmore
Elizabeth LAWRENCE, Spinster of Lower Burgeo
Wintesses: John B. Cox and Henry Brammil



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