The ancient name of Cockokmynd finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from a name for a servant to a cook. The surname Cockokmynd 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 Cockokmynd family
The surname Cockokmynd was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cockokmynd family
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Cockokmynd 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 Cockokmynd family name include Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.
Early Notables of the Cockokmynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockokmynd 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 Cockokmynd 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.