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The Cockshott name has descended through the generations from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. Their name comes from having lived in Cockshut a small chapelry in the county of Salop. The distinguished name Cockshott is derived from the Old English word of Coccscyute, when translated means the place where they stretched the nets to catch a small game bird called a woodcock.

Cockshott Early Origins



The surname Cockshott was first found in Sussex, where they held a family seat from ancient times.

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Cockshott Spelling Variations


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Cockshott Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cockshott has undergone many spelling variations, including Cockshut, Cockshot, Cockshoot, Cokshute, Cokshote, Cocshete, Cocke Shoute, Cockshutt, Cockshute, Cokschote and many more.

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Cockshott Early History


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Cockshott Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockshott research. Another 257 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1296, 1312, 1327, 1562, 1628, and 1794 are included under the topic Early Cockshott History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cockshott Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cockshott Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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The Great Migration



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cockshott were among those contributors:

Cockshott Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Edward Cockshott, who landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Jane Cockshott, who arrived in Maryland in 1641
  • John Cockshott, who arrived in Maryland in 1641
  • Mary Cockshott, who arrived in Maryland in 1641

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockshott (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockshott (post 1700)



  • George Cockshott, English amateur boat designer from Southport who in 1912 designed a 12 foot dinghy that would receive world-wide recognition and create a sailing class of it's own
  • Gerald Wilfred Cockshott (1915-1979), English composer, librettist, writer and teacher
  • Paul Cockshott (b. 1952), Scottish computer scientist and reader at the University of Glasgow

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
    3. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    4. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    5. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    6. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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    The Cockshott Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cockshott 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.

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