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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.

Cockey Early Origins



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

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Cockey Spelling Variations


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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.

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Cockey Early History


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Cockey Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockey research. 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.

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Cockey Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cockey Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



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, landed in Barbados or St Christopher in 1634

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockey (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockey (post 1700)



  • Richard K. Cockey, American Republican politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Hawaii 1st District, 1970
  • Joshua F. Cockey, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Maryland State Senate District 13-C, 1966

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    4. 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.
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    7. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    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. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Cockey Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cockey 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 4 November 2015 at 10:16.

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