The name Cokemane has been recorded in British history since the time when the Anglo-Saxons
ruled over the region. The name is assumed to have been given to someone who was a servant to a cook. The surname Cokemane is derived from the Old English word cokman,
which is comprised of the components coc,
which means cook,
which means servant.
Early Origins of the Cokemane family
The surname Cokemane was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cokemane family
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Cokemane Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cokemane has been spelled many different ways, including Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.
Early Notables of the Cokemane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cokemane family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cokemanes to arrive in North America: Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635; and R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662.