Early Origins of the Cockrington family
The surname Cockrington was first found in Lincolnshire
at North and South Cockerington in the hundred
of Louth-Eske. The place name dates back to at least the Domesday Book
where it was listed as Cocrintone and may have possibly meant "farmstead by a stream called Cocker" CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
At that time, the lands were held by Ilbert de Lacy, a Norman Baron
, from the Bishop of Bayeu, half brother of William the Conqueror.
Early History of the Cockrington family
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Cockrington Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cockerington, Cockrington, Cockerinton, Cockerith and many more.
Early Notables of the Cockrington family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockrington family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: the name represented in many forms and recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, to Maine, to Virginia, the Carolinas, and to the islands..