The name Cockson has a history dating as far back as the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It was a name for a son of a cook. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Norman French word cok,
which means cook.
Early Origins of the Cockson family
The surname Cockson was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very ancient times.
Early History of the Cockson family
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Cockson Spelling Variations
in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cockson have been found, including Cookson, Cuckson, Cockson, Coxon and others.
Early Notables of the Cockson family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Captain John Coxon ( fl.
1677-1682), a buccaneer who was one of the most famous of the Brethren of the Coast, a loose consortium of pirates and privateers.
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Migration of the Cockson family to Ireland
Some of the Cockson family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Migration of the Cockson family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Cockson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- George Cockson, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Armstrong" in 1865
The Cockson Motto
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Nil desperandum
Motto Translation: Never despairing.