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The ancestors of the Cockett family brought their name to England in the wave of migration after the Norman Conquest of 1066. They lived in Norfolk. The family was originally from Cochett in Calvados, Normandy, and it is from their residence in this location that the name derives.

Cockett Early Origins



The surname Cockett was first found in Norfolk where they held a family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Cockett Spelling Variations


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Cockett Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years the English language had no fixed system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations occurred commonly in Anglo Norman surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cockett were recorded, including Cocket, Cockett and others.

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Cockett Early History


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Cockett Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockett research. Another 195 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1631 and 1676 are included under the topic Early Cockett History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cockett Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cockett Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 37 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cockett Notables 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



The unstable environment in England at this time caused numerous families to board ships and leave in search of opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad in places like Ireland, Australia, and particularly the New World. The voyage was extremely difficult, however, and only taken at great expense. The cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels caused many to arrive diseased and starving, not to mention destitute from the enormous cost. Still opportunity in the emerging nations of Canada and the United States was far greater than at home and many went on to make important contributions to the cultures of their adopted countries. An examination of many early immigration records reveals that people bearing the name Cockett arrived in North America very early:

Cockett Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Robert Cockett, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Sand] Cockett, who landed in Virginia in 1639
  • John Cockett, who arrived in Virginia in 1643
  • Henry Cockett, who arrived in Virginia in 1650
  • Hen Cockett, who landed in Virginia in 1657
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cockett Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Ralph Cockett arrived in New England in 1701
  • Francis, Henry and John Cockett settled in Virginia in 1730

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockett (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockett (post 1700)



  • Frank Cockett, Consulting Surgeon

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Cockett Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    7. 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).
    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. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    10. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    11. ...

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

    This page was last modified on 17 November 2014 at 09:22.

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