Cochey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Cochey is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. It is a product of when the family lived in the village of Cochagh. The place-name was originally derived from the Old English word cocc, which literally means someone who lived by a hill or haycock, a mound of fresh cut hay left to dry in the meadow.

Early Origins of the Cochey family

The surname Cochey was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Cochey family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cochey research. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) covering the year 1327 is included under the topic Early Cochey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cochey Spelling Variations

The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cochey has been spelled many different ways, including Cochey, Cockey, Cocheye, Cocagh and others.

Early Notables of the Cochey family (pre 1700)

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United States Cochey migration to the United States +

Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cocheys to arrive in North America:

Cochey Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
  • Domindo Cochey, who arrived in New Orleans, La in 1823 [1]
  • Joseph De Cochey, aged 25, who landed in New Orleans, La in 1838 [1]

  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8) on Facebook