Geneanet > Resources > Family Names > COUSIN

Origin, popularity and meaning of the name COUSIN

Origin

Cousin : 1: French: nickname from Old French cusin cosin ‘first cousin’ from Latin consobrinus used (also) in the sense ‘friend crony’. Compare with 2.2: English: nickname from Middle English cusin cosin ‘kinsman or cousin’ a borrowing from Old French (see 1 above). The surname would thus have denoted a person related in some way to a prominent figure in the neighborhood. In some cases it may also have been a nickname for someone who used the term cousin frequently as a familiar term of address.

More

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press
FANBI : The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain, ©2021, University of the West of England
FANBI : The Oxford Dictionary if Family Names in Britain and Ireland, ©2016, University of the West of England

Subject to the Terms and Conditions of Ancestry

Last name frequency

Geographic distribution of the 615,156 individuals with the name COUSIN on Geneanet.

 

Most found places for the name COUSIN:

    This last name in the family trees

    See below the Geneanet members' family trees which contain the last name COUSIN

    burras
    (18,906 individuals)
    famillesdunord
    (2,711 individuals)
    pasquier11
    (1,396 individuals)
    famillesdu76
    (1,375 individuals)

    Search another name

    Search 9 billion individuals

    Search 9 billion individuals

    Search the name of your ancestors and your family in a database of 9 billion indexed individuals on Geneanet.

    Search COUSIN

    Start your family tree

    Start your family tree

    Create your family tree and take advantage of valuable tips to help you search your ancestors.

    Start your family tree

    Famous people with the name COUSIN

    With Geneastar, browse the family tree of some of the famous people with this name.