The origins of the Anglo-Saxon
name Cockotes come from its first bearer, who was 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 Cockotes family
The surname Cockotes 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 Cockotes family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockotes 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 Cockotes History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cockotes Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cockotes has been spelled many different ways, including Coote, Cootes, Coot and others.
Early Notables of the Cockotes family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockotes family to Ireland
Some of the Cockotes family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 301 words (22 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 Cockotes family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cockotess to arrive in North America: Jeremy Coot who settled in Virginia in 1653; William Coote settled in Virginia in 1649; John Cootes settled in Virginia in 1648.
The Cockotes 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.