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The origins of the Cockshutt name lie with England's ancient Anglo-Saxon culture. It comes from when the family lived in Cockshut a small chapelry in the county of Salop. The distinguished name Cockshutt 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.

Cockshutt Early Origins



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

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Cockshutt Spelling Variations


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Cockshutt Spelling Variations



Before the last few hundred years, the English language had no fast system of spelling rules. For that reason, spelling variations are commonly found in early Anglo-Saxon surnames. Over the years, many variations of the name Cockshutt were recorded, including Cockshut, Cockshot, Cockshoot, Cokshute, Cokshote, Cocshete, Cocke Shoute, Cockshutt, Cockshute, Cokschote and many more.

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Cockshutt Early History


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Cockshutt Early History



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

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Cockshutt Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cockshutt Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cockshutt 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



To escape oppression and starvation at that time, many English families left for the "open frontiers" of the New World with all its perceived opportunities. In droves people migrated to the many British colonies, those in North America in particular, paying high rates for passages in cramped, unsafe ships. Although many of the settlers did not make the long passage alive, those who did see the shores of North America perceived great opportunities before them. Many of the families that came from England went on to make essential contributions to the emerging nations of Canada and the United States. Research into various historical records revealed some of first members of the Cockshutt family emigrate to North America:

Cockshutt Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Chas. Cockshutt, aged 29, who landed in America from London, in 1893
  • Hen. Cockshutt, aged 25, who landed in America, in 1893

Cockshutt Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Walter Cockshutt, aged 18, who landed in America from Blackburn, in 1903
  • Prudence Cockshutt, aged 19, who landed in America from England, in 1907

Cockshutt Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • Edmund L. Cockshutt, aged 47, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1909
  • Isabelle Cockshutt, aged 40, who settled in Toronto, Canada, in 1909
  • Minnie G Cockshutt, aged 38, who settled in Brantford, Canada, in 1909
  • Wallace Cockshutt, aged 21, who settled in Brantford, Canada, in 1910
  • Frank Cockshutt, aged 52, who emigrated to Brantford, Canada, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockshutt (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cockshutt (post 1700)



  • Ignatius Cockshutt (1812-1901), English-born, Canadian immigrant to Canada with his parents in 1827 and rose to become a noted businessman and philanthropist
  • James G. Cockshutt (1851-1885), Canadian manufacturer, founder of the Cockshutt Plow Company, son of Ignatius Cockshutt, he died at the age of 34 from tuberculosis
  • Henry Cockshutt (1868-1944), born in Brantford, Ontario, 13th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario (1921-1927), son of Ignatius Cockshutt
  • William Foster Cockshutt (1855-1939), Canadian politician, Member of the Canadian Parliament for Brantford (1904-1908), son of Ignatius Cockshutt

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    2. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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    The Cockshutt Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cockshutt 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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