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Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Cockfield is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Cockfield, Durham or in Suffolk.

Cockfield Early Origins



The surname Cockfield was first found in Suffolk at Cockfield, a village and civil parish near Lavenham. This village is much older than the aforementioned Durham village at this one dates back to the 10th century when it was listed as Cochanfelde. The first record of the Durham village was in 1223 when it was listed as Kokefeld. There are two possible meaning of the place names: "open land of a man called Cohha" derived from the Old English personal name + feld; and "open land frequented by cocks (of wild birds.)" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

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Cockfield Spelling Variations


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Cockfield Spelling Variations



The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cockfield has been spelled many different ways, including Cockfield, Cocksfield, Cofield, Coefield, Coffield and many more.

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Cockfield Early History


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Cockfield Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockfield research. Another 255 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1170, 1275, 1198 and 1327 are included under the topic Early Cockfield History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cockfield Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cockfield Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cockfield 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cockfield Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • John Cockfield, aged 20, a painter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Rooparell" in 1874

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockfield (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockfield (post 1700)



  • Maryann Cockfield, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Michigan, 1952
  • Sir Francis Cockfield (b. 1916), Baron Cockfield, English politician

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Cockfield Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)

Other References

  1. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  2. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  4. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  10. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
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The Cockfield Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cockfield 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.

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