The name Cockuville reached England
in the great wave of migration following the Norman Conquest
of 1066. The Cockuville family lived in Yorkshire
. The family was originally from Chauvel in Manche, Normandy
, and it is to their residence in this area that the name refers.
Early Origins of the Cockuville family
The surname Cockuville was first found in Yorkshire
where they held a family seat
from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy
, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cockuville family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockuville research.Another 190 words (14 lines of text) covering the years 1638, 1722, 1688 and 1722 are included under the topic Early Cockuville History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cockuville Spelling Variations
Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations
were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cockuville family name include Covell, Covel and others.
Early Notables of the Cockuville family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockuville family to Ireland
Some of the Cockuville family moved to Ireland
, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.Another 74 words (5 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 Cockuville family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Cockuville family to immigrate North America: Ezra Covell who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1635 with his brother Joseph; Nicholas Covell settled in Virginia in 1648; Cesara Covell settled in New England