The Cockokham name was originally an Anglo-Saxon
name that was given to a servant to a cook. The surname Cockokham is derived from the Old English word cokman,
which is comprised of the components coc,
which means cook,
which means servant.
Early Origins of the Cockokham family
The surname Cockokham was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cockokham family
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Cockokham Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cockokham has undergone many spelling variations
, including Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.
Early Notables of the Cockokham family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockokham family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cockokham were among those contributors: Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635; and R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662.