The saga of the name Cockokmand follows a line reaching back through history to the days of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes in Britain. It was a name for someone who worked as a servant to a cook. The surname Cockokmand 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 Cockokmand family
The surname Cockokmand was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cockokmand family
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Cockokmand 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 Cockokmand were recorded, including Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.
Early Notables of the Cockokmand family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockokmand family to the New World and Oceana
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 Cockokmand family emigrate to North America: Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635; and R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662.