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Cockrill History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Today's generation of the Cockrill family bears a name that was brought to England by the migration wave that was started by the Norman Conquest of 1066. The Cockrill family lived in Gloucestershire. The family was originally from Cocquerel, near Evreux, Normandy, and it is from that location that their name derives.

Early Origins of the Cockrill family


The surname Cockrill was first found in Gloucestershire where Illyas de Kokerel held fiefs in 1165 from Bohun and Neumarché. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 list the following: Geoffrey Cokerell in Norfolk; John Cokerel in Yorkshire; and Reginald Kokerel in Cambridgeshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
"In 1324 Sir William Cockerell was returned from Essex to attend a great council at Westminster." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list the following: Matilda Cokrell; Elias Cokrell and Alicia Cokerell. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)

Early History of the Cockrill family


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Cockrill Spelling Variations


Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, Norman French and other languages became incorporated into English throughout the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cockrill include Cockerell, Cockerill, Cockrill, Cockrell and others.

Early Notables of the Cockrill family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cockrill family to Ireland


Some of the Cockrill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 37 words (3 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 Cockrill family to the New World and Oceana


In England at this time, the uncertainty of the political and religious environment of the time caused many families to board ships for distant British colonies in the hopes of finding land and opportunity, and escaping persecution. The voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, though, and many arrived in North America sick, starved, and destitute. Those who did make it, however, were greeted with greater opportunities and freedoms that they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make important contributions to the young nations in which they settled. Early immigration records have shown some of the first Cockrills to arrive on North American shores:

Cockrill Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Cockrill, who arrived in Virginia in 1704 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Contemporary Notables of the name Cockrill (post 1700)


  • Lieutenant Dan Robertson Cockrill (d. 1942), American seaman who died aboard the USS Meredith (DD-434) when it was sunk, eponym of the USS Cockrill (DE-398), an Edsall-class destroyer escort
  • Ellen Cockrill, American two-time Daytime Emmy Award winning producer, known for her work on Curious George (2006), Tom & Jerry Kids Show (1990) and Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest (2013)
  • Anne Robertson Johnson Cockrill (1757-1821), née Robertson, an American pioneer who became the first woman to receive a land grant in Tennessee; she rests in the Nashville City Cemetery, the oldest public cemetery in Nashville, Tennessee
  • Sterling Robertson Cockrill Jr., (b. 1925), American former politician, Arkansas State Representative from Pulaski County (1957-1970), Speaker of the Arkansas House of Representatives (1967-1968)
  • Harrison Cockrill (1826-1876), American politician, Member of Kentucky State Senate, 1863-65, 1869-73; County Judge in Kentucky; Presidential Elector for Kentucky, 1868 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J W Cockrill, English borough engineer, known for his design of the Gorleston Pavilion or Pavilion Theatre in 1898
  • Darren Cockrill, English actor
  • Professor Maurice Cockrill RA, FBA (1936-2013), British painter and poet from Hartlepool, County Durham

Historic Events for the Cockrill family



Air New Zealand Flight 901

  • Miss. Joan Audrey Cockrill (1916-1979), New Zealander passenger, from Auckland, New Zealand aboard the Air New Zealand Flight 901 for an Antarctic sightseeing flight when it flew into Mount Erebus; she died in the crash

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Citations


  1. ^ The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 4) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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