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CUSACK Family History

This surname is of Norman-French origin from Cussac in Guienne, an ancient province of south west France, so called from the Gallo-Roman personal name "Cucius" or "Cussius?. Introduced into Ireland in the wake of the Anglo-Norman Invasion of 1169 - 1170, the name was first Anglicized as "de Cussac" and "de Cusack", and rendered "de Ciomhsog" in Irish. The first recorded Cusacks were granted lands in Counties Meath and Kildare. The name also appears in 14th Century records of Counties Clare and Roscommon, where it was Gaelicized as "Mac Iosog" and "? C?os?g?. One famous Cusack was Michael Cusack (Irish: M?che?l ? C?os?g) (20th September 1847 ? 27th November 1906) an Irish teacher a