The ancestry of the name Cockulton dates from the ancient Anglo-Saxon
culture of Britain. It comes from when the family lived in Colton. There are places named Colton in Staffordshire
and North Yokshire. Although the Staffordshire
origin is more common some families' names are derived from the Norfolk
Early Origins of the Cockulton family
The surname Cockulton was first found in Colton or Coulton, located in Staffordshire
, North Yorkshire
. The places had a variety of listings in the Domesday Book
including Coletuna (Norfolk), Coletune (North Yorkshire) and Coltone (Staffordshire.) However, the meaning of the place names were essentially the same: "farmstead of a man called Cola or Koli" having derived from the Old English or Old Scandinavian personal name
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Mills, A.D., Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4)
placename was originally listed as Coleton in 1202, but its origins may have been much earlier.
Early History of the Cockulton family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockulton research.Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1126, 1371, 1235, 1296, 1320 and 1404 are included under the topic Early Cockulton History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cockulton 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 Cockulton have been found, including Colton, Coulton and others.
Early Notables of the Cockulton family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockulton family to Ireland
Some of the Cockulton family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 49 words (4 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 Cockulton family to the New World and Oceana
Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England
. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England
, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Some of the first immigrants to cross the Atlantic and come to North America bore the name Cockulton, or a variant listed above: Nicholas Colton who settled in Virginia in 1643; William Colton settled in Virginia in 1774; Thomas Colton settled in Barbados in 1679; Amos, Charles, James, John, Thomas, and William all arrived in Philadelphia between 1840 and 1870..