The surname Cockes was first found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the
. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockes research.Another 85 words (6 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1510, 1480, 1527, 1505 and 1548 are included under the topic Early Cockes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
of this family name include: Cock, Cocke, Cocks, Cockk, Cocck, Coock, Coccke, Coocks, Cockes, van Cock and many more.
From this era of Dutch history, those of this who distinguished themselves included Hieronymus Cock (Kock) (1510-70), a Flemish
painter and engraver in Antwerp; Jan Wellens de Cock... Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cockes Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.