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Cockokson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



The ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of England produced the name of Cockokson. It was given to a son of a cook. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Norman French word cok, which means cook.

Early Origins of the Cockokson family


The surname Cockokson was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Early History of the Cockokson family


This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockokson research.
Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1273, 1379, 1677, 1682, 1679, 1743 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Cockokson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cockokson 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 Cockokson has appeared include Cookson, Cuckson, Cockson, Coxon and others.

Early Notables of the Cockokson family (pre 1700)


Distinguished members of the family include Captain John Coxon ( fl. 1677-1682), a buccaneer who was one of the most famous of the Brethren of the Coast, a loose consortium of pirates and privateers. Isaac...
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Migration of the Cockokson family to Ireland


Some of the Cockokson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cockokson 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 Cockokson arrived in North America very early: John Cookson who settled in Virginia in 1774; Craven Cookson settled in America in 1830; Thomas Coxson settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Thomas Coxson settled in Virginia in 1637.

The Cockokson Motto


The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nil desperandum
Motto Translation: Never despairing.


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