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Origin of last name Coz, country of origin: FranceNobility: Nobles - Lords - Knights
Pestivien, approximately in 1427; Jean, abbot of Sainte-Croix de Guingamp in 1546; Thomas, doctor of both laws, flourishing in Guingamp, in 1578; Leon, landowner in Brittany, flourishing in 1603; Jean Charles, jurist and councillor in Guingamp, flourishing in 1632; Bernard, apostolic commissioner, flourishing in 1671. From the analysis of colours and symbols of the coat of arms we can also have more information about the family virtues. The argent, in fact, symbolizes purity, tenderness, temperance, mercy, kindness, the desire to win and the talent of eloquence; the green cross indicates that the family belonged to Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem, a Roman Catholic military order founded by crusaders around 1119 at a leper hospital in Jerusalem, Kingdom of Jerusalem, whose care became its original purpose, named after patron saint Lazarus. It was recognised by King Fulk of Jerusalem in 1142 and canonically recognised as hospitaller and military order of chivalry under the rule of Saint Augustine in the Papal bull "Cum a Nobis Petitur" of Pope Alexander IV, in 1255. Family names so old, without any doubt honour not only families but also the cities that welcomed them; seems to be, in fact, very worthy the living members of this family which, with much decorum, carry this noble surname, which has had several illustrious members.
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