Coyish
Coyish Coy"ish, a. Somewhat coy or reserved. --Warner. [1913 Webster]

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  • Coyish — This most interesting and unusual surname is of early medieval English origin, and is a topographical name for a dweller by or in a small cottage, from the Middle English word cosche, cosshe , a small cottage, hut, hovel. Topographical surnames… …   Surnames reference

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  • Coysh — This most interesting and unusual surname is of early medieval English origin, and is a topographical name for a dweller by or in a small cottage, from the Middle English word cosche, cosshe , a small cottage, hut, hovel. Topographical surnames… …   Surnames reference

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