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Type Surname (from occupation)
Pronounced Pron. KAH-sərt(English) kə-SART(English) KO-SAR(French)  [key]
Other Forms FormsCosser Cossar Corsor Corzor Coursor Coarser Corser Corsar Kosser Kossar

Meaning & History

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.
Added 9/22/2019 by EncyclopediaBrown
Edited 9/22/2019 by EncyclopediaBrown