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Cockey History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms


Origins Available: English, Irish


The ancestry of the name Cockey dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in the village of Cochagh. The place-name was originally derived from the Old English word cocc, which literally means someone who lived by a hill or haycock, a mound of fresh cut hay left to dry in the meadow.

Early Origins of the Cockey family


The surname Cockey was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

Early History of the Cockey family


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Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1327 is included under the topic Early Cockey History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cockey Spelling Variations


Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cockey have been found, including Cochey, Cockey, Cocheye, Cocagh and others.

Early Notables of the Cockey family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cockey family to the New World and Oceana


Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Cockey, or a variant listed above:

Cockey Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Cockey who arrived in St. Christopher in 1634
  • Tho Cockey, aged 25, who landed in Barbados or St Christopher in 1634 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cockey (post 1700)


  • Richard K. Cockey, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Hawaii 1st District, 1970 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Joshua F. Cockey, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Maryland State Senate District 13-C, 1966 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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Citations


  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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