Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. KAH-sərt, kə-SART (English), KO-SAR (French)
Other Forms FormsCosser Cossar Corsor Corzor Coursor Coarser Corser Corsar Kosser Kossar
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Contributor Contrib.EncyclopediaBrown on 9/22/2019
From French, referring to "a dealer of horses" (related to the English word "courser"). This surname was brought to England in the wake of the Norman Conquest of 1066, and became one of the many Anglo-Norman words that made up Middle English.