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The many generations and branches of the Cockment family can all place the origins of their surname with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name reveals that an early member worked as a servant to a cook. The surname Cockment is derived from the Old English word cokman, which is comprised of the components coc, which means cook, and man, which means servant.

Cockment Early Origins



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

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Cockment Spelling Variations


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Cockment Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cockment were recorded, including Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.

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Cockment Early History


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Cockment Early History



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

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Cockment Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cockment Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cockment 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Cockment family emigrate to North America: Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635; and R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    4. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. 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. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
    7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    8. 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.
    9. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cockment Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cockment 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 21 June 2012 at 09:47.

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