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Cockmint History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The ancient name of Cockmint finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a servant to a cook. The surname Cockmint 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 Cockmint family

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

Early History of the Cockmint family

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Cockmint Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cockmint family name include Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.

Early Notables of the Cockmint family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cockmint family to the New World and Oceana

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, the Canadas, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cockmint surname or a spelling variation of the name include : Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635; and R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662.

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