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The Anglo-Saxon name Cokeghan comes from when its first bearer worked as a servant to a cook. The surname Cokeghan is derived from the Old English word cokman, which is comprised of the components coc, which means cook, and man, which means servant.

Cokeghan Early Origins



The surname Cokeghan was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

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Cokeghan Spelling Variations


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Cokeghan Spelling Variations



Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Cokeghan include Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.

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Cokeghan Early History


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Cokeghan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cokeghan research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1297, 1374, 1796 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Cokeghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cokeghan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cokeghan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cokeghan 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



Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cokeghan or a variant listed above: Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635; and R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662.

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