The ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of England
produced the name of Cockals. It was given to a person with a dark complexion. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Old English word col,
which meant dark.
Early Origins of the Cockals family
The surname Cockals was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from ancient times.
Early History of the Cockals family
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Cockals Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Cockals has appeared include Coles, Coals and others.
Early Notables of the Cockals family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockals family to Ireland
Some of the Cockals family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. More information about their life in Ireland
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Migration of the Cockals family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cockals arrived in North America very early: Robert Coles who settled in Warwick, coming with Winthrop's fleet to Ipswich, Massachusetts in 1630. He was made a freeman in 1631. He was one of the original purchasers of Warwick, and the Providence Plantations in Rhode Island..