Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Somerset, where they lived in one of two parishes named Coker.
Early Origins of the Coaker family
Somerset where there is an East, and West Coker. North Coker no longer exists. The place name dates back to at least the Domesday Book where it was listed as Cocre, part of the Houdsborough hundred and was originally the name of a stream there, a Celtic river-name meaning "crooked, winding." CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4) East Coker was the second poem of T. S. Eliot's Four Quartets and was directly connected to Eliot's ancestry and East Coker's church was later to house Eliot's ashes.
Early History of the Coaker family
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Coaker Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Coaker has undergone many spelling variations, including Coker, Coaker, Cokers and others.
Early Notables of the Coaker family (pre 1700)
Notables of the family at this time include John Coker (c. 1523-1607), of Mappowder, Dorset, Member of Parliament for Bletchingley in 1563; Robert Coker (c.1617-1698), of Mappowder, Dorset, Member of Parliament for...
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Migration of the Coaker family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Coaker were among those contributors:
Coaker Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
Historic Events for the Coaker family
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