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Where did the English Cooksey family come from? What is the English Cooksey family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cooksey family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cooksey family history?The name Cooksey belongs to the early history of Britain, it's origins lie with the Anglo-Saxons. It is a product of their having lived in Cooksey, a village in Worcestershire. The village is mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, where it is spelled Cochesei. It is probable that the place name meant "cock's island," or possibly "cock's stream."
Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cooksey include Cookesey, Cooksy, Cooksey, Cookesy and others.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cooksey research. Another 177 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1200 and 1400 are included under the topic Early Cooksey History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Cooksey Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cooksey were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records:
Cooksey Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Cooksey Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Prodesse quam conspici
Motto Translation: To do good rather than be conspicuous.
The Cooksey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cooksey 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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