Cockots History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Cockots is a name of Anglo-Saxon origin. It was a name given to 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 Cockots family
The surname Cockots 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 Cockots family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockots research. Another 96 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1201, 1219, 1227, 1600, 1602, 1605, 1610, 1620, 1622, 1636, 1642, 1661, 1672, 1683, 1689, 1695, 1700, 1738 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Cockots History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cockots Spelling Variations
Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cockots were recorded, including Coote, Cootes, Coot and others.
Early Notables of the Cockots family
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Migration of the Cockots family to Ireland
Some of the Cockots family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Cockots family
To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Cockots family emigrate to 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 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.