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The ancestors of the Cockley surname lived among the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. The name comes from when they 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.

Cockley Early Origins



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

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Cockley Spelling Variations


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Cockley Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cockley include Cochey, Cockey, Cocheye, Cocagh and others.

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Cockley Early History


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Cockley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockley research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the year 1327 is included under the topic Early Cockley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cockley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cockley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cockley 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



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Cockley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Philip Cockley, who landed in Maryland in 1664

Cockley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Hannes Cockley, aged 39, arrived in Pennsylvania in 1743

Cockley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • A L Cockley, who landed in San Francisco, California in 1851

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockley (post 1700)



  • E. K. Cockley, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for Pennsylvania, 1920

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    2. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    3. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    4. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    5. 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.
    6. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    9. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
    10. 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).
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    The Cockley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cockley 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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