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Etymological origin of Italian surname: Cos


This is typical of the Udine area of Faedis in particular, Cosolo, also from the Udine area, of San Canzian d`Isonzo and Rive d'Arcano, and of Monfalcone and Ronchi dei Legionari in the Gorizia area, Coss, also typical of the udinese, it would seem characteristic of Resia and of Udine, Kos, much more rare, it is always Friulian, Quos is practically unique and is a dialectal form of the precedents, they should all derive, directly or through a hypocoristic form, from nicknames originated from the Slavic word kos (blackbird and fake in the broad sense)

Bibliographic source' "L'origine dei cognomi Italianim storia ed etimologia" di E. Rossoni disponibile online su: https://archive.org/

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