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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



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. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
    3. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    6. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    8. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    9. 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).
    10. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
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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.

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