Origins Available: English
Early Origins of the Cockrun family
The surname Cockrun was first found in Lancashire
at Cockerham, a small village and civil parish within the City of Lancaster. It lies in the unions of Garstang and Lancaster, partly in the hundred
of Amounderness, but chiefly in the hundred of Lonsdale south and dates back to the Domesday Book
of 1086 where it was listed as Cocreham. The place name literally means "homestead or enclosure on the River Cocker" having derived from the Celtic river-name + ham. CITATION[CLOSE]
Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
Early History of the Cockrun family
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Cockrun Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cockerham, Cockeram, Cockram, Cokram, Cokeram, Cockrame, Cockerame, Cookram, Cookeram and many more.
Early Notables of the Cockrun family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockrun family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Mary and William Cockerham, whose names were mentioned in the Virginia land patent lists of 1666; William Cockram who came to New England
in 1637 with his wife Christen, their 2 children, and 2 servants, as well as James Cockram, who landed in Barbados in 1685..