Cousins Coat of Arms, Family Crest and Cousins Family History


Cousins Family History


The names Cousins, Cussans and Cussen in Ireland are of Norman origin having been brought to the country during the twelfth century. Families bearing this name formed the Cuisin Sept along native Gaelic lines and became fully integrated into Irish society. Counties Limerick, Wexford and Cork were the main setlement areas.

A Sept or Clan is a collective term describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors had a common surname and all inhabited the same lands.

Meaning of Symbols & Colors on the Cousins Coat of Arms


Azure/Blue Represents Loyalty and Truth.
Gules/Red 'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.
Or/Yellow/Gold Represents Generosity.
Chief Dominion, authority, wisdom, achievement in battle
Eagle Symbol of Power and Strength

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