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The name Cockman is rooted in the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It is a name for someone who worked as a servant to a cook. The surname Cockman is derived from the Old English word cokman, which is comprised of the components coc, which means cook, and man, which means servant.

Cockman Early Origins



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

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Cockman Spelling Variations


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Cockman Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Cockman are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cockman include: Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.

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Cockman Early History


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Cockman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockman research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1297, 1374, 1796 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Cockman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cockman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cockman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cockman 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



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cockman or a variant listed above:

Cockman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635
  • Richard Cockman, aged 20, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • William Cockman, who arrived in Virginia in 1653
  • William Cockman who settled in Virginia in 1653

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockman (post 1700)



  • Percy E. Cockman, American Republican politician, Candidate for Missouri State House of Representatives from Oregon County, 1964

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Cockman Family Crest Products


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See Also


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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. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    7. 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.
    8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    9. 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).
    10. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
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    The Cockman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cockman 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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