Early Origins of the Cockeyn family
The surname Cockeyn was first found in Kent
where they held a family seat
as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the 13th century when they held estates in that county.
Early History of the Cockeyn family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockeyn research.Another 269 words (19 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1106, 1432, 1455, 1487, 1594, 1638, 1634, 1616, 1659, 1666, 1660 and 1723 are included under the topic Early Cockeyn History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cockeyn Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Gokin, Goken, Gocken, Gockin, Gockeine, Gookin, Gookine, Gochin, Cockin, Cockine, Gocking and many more.
Early Notables of the Cockeyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockeyn family to Ireland
Some of the Cockeyn family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 233 words (17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cockeyn family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..