Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Cockokmane. It was a name given to someone who was a servant to a cook. The surname Cockokmane 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 Cockokmane family
Somerset, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cockokmane family
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Cockokmane Spelling Variations
Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cockokmane have been found, including Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.
Early Notables of the Cockokmane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockokmane family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Cockokmane, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were: Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635; and R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662.
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