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Where did the English Coks family come from? What is the English Coks family crest and coat of arms? When did the Coks family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Coks family history?The name Coks is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It was a name for someone who was a person who bore a fancied resemblance to a rooster. It was applied both to early risers and those who strutted proudly.
Coks has been spelled many different ways, including Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred years, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Cox, Coxe and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coks research. Another 145 words(10 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1581, 1547, 1552, 1646 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Coks History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 71 words(5 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coks Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Coks family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 139 words(10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Cokss to arrive on North American shores: William Coxe, who settled in Virginia in 1610; Anne Coxe, who settled in Maryland in 1633; James Cox, who came to Virginia in 1652; Henry Cox, who settled in Maryland in 1653.
The Coks Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coks Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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