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The Cockshall surname is a habitational name, taken on from the place name Coggeshall, in Essex. This place name in turn comes from an Old English personal name Cogg and the Old English word "halh," meaning "nook."

Cockshall Early Origins



The surname Cockshall was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Coggeshall, held by Theodroic Pontel from Count Eustace who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Cockshall Spelling Variations


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Cockshall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cogshull, Coggeshull, Cockshull, Coggeshal, Coggeshall, Cogshall, Cockshal, Cockshall and many more.

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Cockshall Early History


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Cockshall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockshall research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1041, 1402, 1388, 1395, 1399, 1394, 1624, 1708 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Cockshall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cockshall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cockshall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Coggeshall (died 1402), family of Essex, English politician, elected a Member of Parliament for Essex in February 1388, 1395 and...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cockshall Notables 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Coggeshall, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1632 with his wife and four children, and became the first Governor of Rhode Island;

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  2. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  4. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  9. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
  10. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
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The Cockshall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cockshall 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 11 September 2013 at 14:47.

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