The family name Cokemind is one of the oldest Anglo-Saxon
names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a servant to a cook. The surname Cokemind 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 Cokemind family
The surname Cokemind was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cokemind family
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Cokemind Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred
years ago, spelling variations
of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cokemind include Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.
Early Notables of the Cokemind family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cokemind family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England
at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England
. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635; and R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662.