Anglo-Saxon culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Cokemynd comes from when one of the family worked as a servant to a cook. The surname Cokemynd 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 Cokemynd family
Somerset, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cokemynd family
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Cokemynd 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. Cokemynd has been spelled many different ways, including Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.
Early Notables of the Cokemynd family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cokemynd 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 Cokemynds to arrive in North America: Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635; and R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662.
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