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The history of the Cockerill family name begins after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Gloucestershire. The family was originally from Cocquerel, near Evreux, Normandy, and it is from that location that their name derives.

Cockerill Early Origins



The surname Cockerill 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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Cockerill Spelling Variations


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Cockerill Spelling Variations



Anglo-Norman names tend to be marked by an enormous number of spelling variations. This is largely due to the fact that Old and Middle English lacked any spelling rules when Norman French was introduced in the 11th century. The languages of the English courts at that time were French and Latin. These various languages mixed quite freely in the evolving social milieu. The final element of this mix is that medieval scribes spelled words according to their sounds rather than any definite rules, so a name was often spelled in as many different ways as the number of documents it appeared in. The name was spelled Cockerell, Cockerill, Cockrill, Cockrell and others.

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Cockerill Early History


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Cockerill Early History



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

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Cockerill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cockerill Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Cockerill In Ireland


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Cockerill In Ireland



Some of the Cockerill 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



Because of the political and religious discontent in England, families began to migrate abroad in enormous numbers. Faced with persecution and starvation at home, the open frontiers and generally less oppressive social environment of the New World seemed tantalizing indeed to many English people. The trip was difficult, and not all made it unscathed, but many of those who did get to Canada and the United States made important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers with Cockerill name or one of its variants:

Cockerill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • William Cockerill, who landed in Hingham, Massachusetts in 1635

Cockerill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Cockerill settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1845

Cockerill Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • James Cockerill, aged 20, who emigrated to the United States from Walsalt, England, in 1909
  • Gladys Cockerill, aged 8, who settled in America from Stoneystratford, England, in 1910
  • Annie Cockerill, aged 36, who landed in America from Stoneystratford, England, in 1910
  • Albert E. Cockerill, aged 24, who settled in America from Birmingham, England, in 1913
  • John Cockerill, aged 40, who emigrated to America, in 1919
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cockerill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Anne Cockerill arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851
  • James Cockerill arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Blundell" in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockerill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockerill (post 1700)



  • Joseph Randolph Cockerill (1818-1875), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio (1857-1859)
  • Kay Cockerill (b. 1964), American LPGA golfer
  • Joseph Randolph Cockerill (1818-1875), American Democrat politician, Member of Ohio State Legislature; U.S. Representative from Ohio 6th District, 1857-59; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1860
  • Samuel Pepys Cockerill (1794-1869), English amateur cricketer who played first-class cricket from 1817 to 1819
  • Ron Cockerill (1935-2010), English football player
  • Richard Cockerill (b. 1970), English rugby player
  • Glenn Cockerill (b. 1959), English football player and manager
  • William Cockerill (1759-1832), British entrepreneur who created a textile machine manufacturing business in Verviers and Liège, Belgium, father of John Cockerill
  • George Cockerill (1871-1943), Australian journalist and writer, President of the Melbourne Press Club from 1909
  • Brigadier General Sir George Kynaston Cockerill CB (1867-1957), British Army officer and a Conservative Party politician, Member of Parliament for Reigate (1918-1931)
  • ... (Another 4 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. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  8. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  9. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  11. ...

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