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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.

Cockrill Early Origins



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)

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Cockrill Spelling Variations


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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.

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Cockrill Early History


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Cockrill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockrill research. Another 191 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1305 and 1861 are included under the topic Early Cockrill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cockrill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cockrill Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cockrill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cockrill In Ireland


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Cockrill In 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.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockrill (post 1700)


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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
  • 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

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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  2. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  3. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  8. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
  9. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  10. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
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The Cockrill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cockrill Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 31 October 2016 at 03:42.

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