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The name Cockerell reached English shores for the first time with the ancestors of the Cockerell family as they migrated following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Cockerell family lived in Gloucestershire. The family was originally from Cocquerel, near Evreux, Normandy, and it is from that location that their name derives.

Cockerell Early Origins



The surname Cockerell was first found in Gloucestershire where Illyas de Kokerel held fiefs in 1165 from Bohun and Neumarché. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list the following: Geoffrey Cokerell in Norfolk; John Cokerel in Yorkshire; and Reginald Kokerel in Cambridgeshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
"In 1324 Sir William Cockerell was returned from Essex to attend a great council at Westminster." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list the following: Matilda Cokrell; Elias Cokrell and Alicia Cokerell. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

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Cockerell Spelling Variations


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Cockerell Spelling Variations



Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cockerell family name include Cockerell, Cockerill, Cockrill, Cockrell and others.

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Cockerell Early History


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Cockerell Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockerell research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1305 and 1861 are included under the topic Early Cockerell History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cockerell Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cockerell Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cockerell Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cockerell In Ireland


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Cockerell In Ireland



Some of the Cockerell family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 37 words (3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Cockerell family to immigrate North America:

Cockerell Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Cockerell who settled in Barbados in 1639
  • Tho Cockerell, who landed in Virginia in 1658
  • Nicholas Cockerell who settled in Barbados in 1678

Cockerell Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Cockerell, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Sea Queen"
  • George Cockerell, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Sea Queen" in 1850

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockerell (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockerell (post 1700)



  • Wilm atte Porter Cockerell (1869-1957), American botanist, entomologist and teacher
  • Theodore Dru Alison Cockerell (1866-1948), English-born, American zoologist, brother of Sydney Cockerell
  • Mark Wayne Cockerell (b. 1962), American former figure skater, World Junior Figure Skating Champion in 1976
  • W. S. Cockerell, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Colorado, 1888
  • Toby Cockerell (b. 1976), English actor, best known for his role as Scott Windsor in ITV's Emmerdale from 1993-1996
  • Sir Charles Cockerell (b. 1837), 1st Baronet of Sezincote, an English peer
  • John Cockerell (1845-1937), English amateur footballer who played for England in two of the unofficial football matches against Scotland in 1870 and 1871
  • Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell (1867-1962), English museum curator and collector, director of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (1908-1937)
  • Charles Robert Cockerell (1788-1863), English architect, third child of Samuel Pepys Cockerell
  • Samuel Pepys Cockerell (1754-1827), English architect
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Other References

  1. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  2. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  5. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  10. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  11. ...

The Cockerell Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cockerell 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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