Guild of One-Name Studies
One-name studies, Genealogy
Category: 2 - A study where research using core genealogical datasets and transcriptions is well under way, but currently in some countries only.
DNA website: www.familytreedna.com/public/Cossar
Contact: Ann Cossar
Some time ago I started a one-name study of the COSSAR and CROSSER surname, including COSSER, COSSOR, CROSSAR and CROSSOR. This study is registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies in London England.
I have many Scottish trees in my records and a number of large English bushes.
I am seeking references all around the world, in all time periods and am always interested to hear from people researching these names.
Because there are so many CROSSERs in North Amrica, I am seeking help, or collaboration, or a takeover partner for this study.
James CROSSER (c.1845-1915) from family 12 was a Lanarkshire coal miner who managed to train as a medical doctor. His son Robert CROSSER (1874-1957) studied law at Columbia University and served in the US Congress as a Democrat (1913-1954).
In 1959 Drs MUIR and COSSAR discovered that aspirin causes intestinal bleeding (Muir A., Cossar I.A.: Aspirin and gastric haemorrhage. Lancet 1:539-541, 1959 Mar 14). Dr Cossar is a CROSSER also from family 12.
In USA, things are very different. CROSSER is a common name especially amongst people whose origins are in Germany and Central Europe.
Many CROSSER descendants are today using the surname COSSAR and are to be found in UK, New Zealand, Australia and North America.
If you are, or know, Robert Hunter Brown from Motherwell, descended from Richard Roberts LIGHTBODY, I have some Crosser news for you. Please kindly get back in touch.
Sources researched include:
Currently working on:
I have recently started a DNA project here
and would like to hear from anyone interested in participating.
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