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Cockmen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The origins of the Cockmen surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name Cockmen began when someone in that family worked as a servant to a cook. The surname Cockmen is derived from the Old English word cokman, which is comprised of the components coc, which means cook, and man, which means servant.

Early Origins of the Cockmen family

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

Early History of the Cockmen family

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Cockmen Spelling Variations

One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Cockmen has appeared include Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.

Early Notables of the Cockmen family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cockmen family to the New World and Oceana

At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cockmen arrived in North America very early: Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635; and R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662.

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