Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a servant to a cook. The surname Cokeman is derived from the Old English word cokman, which is comprised of the components coc, which means cook, and man, which means servant.
Early Origins of the Cokeman family
Somerset, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cokeman family
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Cokeman Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Cokeman has appeared include Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.
Early Notables of the Cokeman family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cokeman family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cokeman arrived in North America very early: Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635; and R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662.
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