The name Cockot comes from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It was a name for a person who seemed to exhibit some of the characteristics of birds. More specifically, as the name was derived from the Anglo-Saxon
word "coot," it was a surname which arose as a nickname.
Early Origins of the Cockot family
The surname Cockot was first found in Lancashire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest
and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cockot family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockot research.Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1201, 1219, 1227, 1610, 1661, 1622, 1672, 1738, 1800, 1620, 1683, 1636, 1700, 1683, 1689, 1695 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Cockot History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cockot Spelling Variations
Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cockot has undergone many spelling variations
, including Coote, Cootes, Coot and others.
Early Notables of the Cockot family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockot family to Ireland
Some of the Cockot family moved to Ireland
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Migration of the Cockot family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the unstable social climate in England
of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cockot were among those contributors: Jeremy Coot who settled in Virginia in 1653; William Coote settled in Virginia in 1649; John Cootes settled in Virginia in 1648.
The Cockot 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: Vincit veritas
Motto Translation: Truth conquers.