The origins of the Cockokmant surname lie with the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name Cockokmant began when someone in that family worked as a servant to a cook. The surname Cockokmant 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 Cockokmant family
The surname Cockokmant was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cockokmant family
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Cockokmant Spelling Variations
One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations
under which the name Cockokmant has appeared include Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.
Early Notables of the Cockokmant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockokmant family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England
was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England
at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cockokmant arrived in North America very early: Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635; and R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662.