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The name Coke was carried to England in the enormous movement of people that followed the Norman Conquest of 1066. Coke is a name for a purveyor of cooked meats. The derives from the word cok, which means to cook, and was brought to England shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Coke Early Origins



The surname Coke was first found in Derbyshire at Barrow, a parish, in the union of Shardlow, partly in the hundred of Appletree. "An estate here, which had been parcel of the manor of Melbourne, was annexed to the see of Carlisle before 1273, and was held on lease, under the bishops, by the family of Coke. This estate was enfranchised by act of parliament in 1704." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
Another ancient branch of the family was found at Billingford in Norfolk. "At Beck Hall, in the parish, the birthplace of Chancellor Bacon, and the ancient seat of the Coke family, an hospital, with a chapel dedicated to St. Thomas a Becket, was founded in the beginning of the reign of Henry III." [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Coke Spelling Variations


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Coke Spelling Variations



A multitude of spelling variations characterize Norman surnames. Many variations occurred because Old and Middle English lacked any definite spelling rules. The introduction of Norman French to England also had a pronounced effect, as did the court languages of Latin and French. Therefore, one person was often referred to by several different spellings in a single lifetime. The various spellings include Coke, Cokes, Coik, Coike, Coak, Coake, Coeke and others.

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Coke Early History


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Coke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coke research. Another 391 words (28 lines of text) covering the years 1206, 1340, 1576, 1592, 1613, 1750, 1552, 1634, 1591, 1661, 1624, 1642, 1607, 1650, 1640, 1650, 1563, 1644, 1656, 1653, 1692, 1685, 1674 and 1727 are included under the topic Early Coke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Sir Edward Coke (1552-1634), Solicitor General of England, considered to be the greatest jurist of the Elizabethan and Jacobean eras; Henry Coke (1591-1661), an English politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1624 and 1642; Sir John Coke (1607-1650), an English...

Another 103 words (7 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coke 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



Many English families left England, to avoid the chaos of their homeland and migrated to the many British colonies abroad. Although the conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and some travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute, once in the colonies, many of the families prospered and made valuable contributions to the cultures of what would become the United States and Canada. Research into the origins of individual families in North America has revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Coke or a variant listed above:

Coke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Coke, aged 38, landed in Barbados or St Christopher in 1634
  • Robert Coke, aged 25, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Tho Coke, aged 30, landed in Barbados in 1635
  • Thomas Coke, aged 24, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • Jo Coke, aged 24, arrived in Virginia in 1635
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Coke, who landed in Virginia in 1767

Coke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Coke, who landed in Maryland in 1802
  • Henry Coke, aged 21, arrived in Missouri in 1841

Coke Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Philip Coke, aged 20 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Zealous" departing from the port of London, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coke (post 1700)



  • Richard Coke Jr. (1790-1851), American politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia (1829-1833)
  • Richard Coke (1829-1897), American lawyer, farmer, and statesman, United States Senator from Texas (1877-1895), 15th Governor of Texas (1874-1876)
  • Phillip Douglas "Phil" Coke (b. 1982), American Major League Baseball left-handed pitcher for the Chicago Cubs
  • Richard Townshend "Toby" Coke (b. 1954), English politician, UKIP leader in Norfolk County Council
  • Giles Christopher Coke (b. 1986), English footballer who plays for Bolton Wanderers
  • Edward Douglas Coke CBE, DL (1936-2015), 7th Earl of Leicester, an English nobleman
  • Thomas Coke (1747-1814), Welsh cleric, the first Methodist Bishop
  • Major General John Talbot Coke (1841-1912), British Army officer who wrote a family history book called "Coke of Trusley, in the County of Derby, and Branches Therefrom; a Family History" in 1880
  • Edward Keppel Wentworth Coke (1824-1889), British soldier and Whig politician
  • Edward Coke (1758-1837), born Edward Roberts, a British politician and landowner, Member of Parliament for Derby (1780-1801)
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Prudens qui patiens
Motto Translation: He who is patient is prudent.


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Citations


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  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)

Other References

  1. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
  2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. 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.
  5. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  6. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  8. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  9. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  11. ...

The Coke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coke 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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