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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, who 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 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Sir Francis Cockfield (b. 1916), Baron Cockfield, English politician

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Cockfield Family Crest Products


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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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

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  2. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  3. 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.
  4. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  5. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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  7. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
  8. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  9. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  10. 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).
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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.

This page was last modified on 4 November 2015 at 10:16.

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