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The Anglo-Saxons of Britain first developed the name Cooke. It was a name given to someone who was a cook, a seller of cooked meats, or a keeper of an eating-house. The surname Cooke is derived from the Old English word coc, which means cook. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
[2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)


Cooke Early Origins



The surname Cooke was first found in Essex where the first found record the name was Aelfsige Coc (c.950) who is recorded in an early reference of Anglo Saxon Wills, [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
more than one hundred years before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066. Galter Coc was listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 in Essex and almost two hundred years later, Walter le Kuc was listed in the Assize Rolls of Cheshire in 1260. Continuing the quest, we found Richard Cok in the Assize Rolls of Staffordshire in 1269, Henry Coke in the Assize Rolls of Somerset in 1279, Ralph le Cook and Joan Cokes in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1296. Robert le Couk was listed in the Subsidy Rolls of Sussex in 1327 and Roger le Kokes in the Subsidy Rolls of Staffordshire in 1332. [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
The Hundredorum Rolls of 1273 listed John Cocus in Norfolk, Alexander Cocus in Yorkshire, Emma Coca in Cambridgeshire and Matthew Cocus in Oxfordshire. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
Ireby in Lancashire was home to another branch of the family. "This place is written 'Irebi' in the Domesday Survey, and then comprehended three carucates of land. In the reign of James I., lived Thomas Cooke de Irebye. The family of Cooke were the former possessors of the Hall, sometimes called Fothergill Hall, and sometimes Nether Hall." [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Cooke Spelling Variations


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Cooke Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Cooke have been found, including Cooke, Cook, Cocus and others.

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Cooke Early History


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Cooke Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cooke research. Another 243 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1608, 1660, 1583, 1663, 1616, 1672, 1660, 1672, 1598, 1643, 1640, 1641, 1643, 1683, 1659, 1642, 1700, 1637, 1715, 1683, 1648, 1701, 1721, 1715, 1721, 1717, 1797 and are included under the topic Early Cooke History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cooke Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cooke Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of this surname at this time include John Cooke (or John Cook, John Coke, 1608-1660), the first Solicitor General of the English Commonwealth and led the prosecution of Charles I; Francis Cooke (1583-1663), one of the 102 passengers on the Mayflower; Captain Henry Cooke (c.1616-1672), an English composer, actor and...

Another 193 words (14 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cooke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cooke In Ireland


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Cooke In Ireland



Some of the Cooke family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 183 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Cooke, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were:

Cooke Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Georg Cooke, who landed in Virginia in 1617
  • Francif Cooke, who arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620
  • Christopher Cooke, who arrived in Virginia in 1621
  • Cisby Cooke, who landed in Virginia in 1622
  • Cisby Cooke who settled in Virginia in 1622 with his wife
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cooke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Edward Cooke, who arrived in Virginia in 1701-1702
  • Samuel Cooke, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Abra Cooke, who landed in Virginia in 1706
  • Katherine Cooke, who arrived in Virginia in 1712
  • Susanna Cooke, who arrived in Virginia in 1714
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cooke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Cooke, who arrived in America in 1801-1802
  • David Cooke, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Hugh Cooke, who arrived in New York, NY in 1816
  • Daniel Cooke, aged 23, arrived in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1826
  • James Cooke, who arrived in New York in 1831
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cooke Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Christopher Cooke, who arrived in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Mrs. Cooke, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • John Cooke, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Christopher Cooke who settled in Halifax, Nova Scotia between 1749 and 1752
  • Mrs. Lydia Cooke U.E. born in Shrewsbury, New Jersey, USA who settled in Fredericton, New Brunswick c. 1783 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cooke Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ebenezer Cooke, who arrived in Canada in 1830
  • Munson Cooke, who landed in Canada in 1831
  • Bridget Cooke, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "William" from Cork, Ireland
  • John Cooke, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Perseus" in 1834

Cooke Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • H Cooke, who landed in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Cooke Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Robert Cooke, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • John Cooke, English convict from Worcester, who was transported aboard the "Adamant" on March 16, 1821, settling in New South Wales, Australia [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  • Richard Cooke, English convict from Lancaster, who was transported aboard the "Albion" on September 21, 1826, settling in New South Wales, Australia [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  • Peter Cooke arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • Ann Cooke arrived in Holdfast Bay, Australia aboard the ship "Katherine Stewart Forbes" in 1837 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cooke Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Cooke landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Adelaide
  • E Cooke landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Adelaide
  • John Cooke landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840 aboard the ship Mandarin
  • John George Cooke landed in New Plymouth, New Zealand in 1841 aboard the ship Amelia Thompson
  • John Cooke arrived in Port Nicholson aboard the ship "Mandarin" in 1841
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cooke (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cooke (post 1700)



  • Charles Montague Cooke Jr., (1874-1948), American malacologist, son of Charles Montague Cooke
  • Charles M. Cooke Jr., (1886-1970), U.S. admiral, commander of the 7th Fleet
  • Bates Cooke (1787-1841), American lawyer and politician, Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New York (1831-1833), New York State Comptroller (1839-1841)
  • Amos Starr Cooke (1810-1871), American educator and businessman in the Kingdom of Hawaii, founder of the Royal School and Castle & Cooke in Hawaii
  • Alistair Cooke (1908-2004), British journalist and broadcaster, best known in the United States as the host of PBS Masterpiece Theatre from 1971 to 1992
  • Emma Cooke (b. 1884), American three time sliver Olympic medalist for archery at the 1904 Summer Games
  • Brigadier-General Elliot Duncan Cooke (1891-1961), American Chief Overseas Inspection Division, Office of the Inspector-General (1942-1946)
  • Lawrence Henry Cooke (1914-2000), American Chief Judge of the New York Court of Appeals from 1979 to 1984
  • James J. Cooke (b. 1939), American historian, author, academic and soldier
  • Christian Louis Cooke (b. 1987), English actor
  • ... (Another 22 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cooke Historic Events


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Cooke Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Thomas Cooke, British Assistant Steward from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and survived the sinking on May 29th 1914

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Suggested Readings for the name Cooke


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Suggested Readings for the name Cooke



  • The Family of Elisha Cooke by Florence Adelaine Newberry.
  • Things That Count-The Story of the Cooke Family by Velma Cooke.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges, A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8)
  2. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  3. ^ Reaney, P.H and R.M. Wilson, A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X)
  4. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  5. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  6. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  7. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Adamant voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1821 with 144 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/adamant/1821
  8. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Albion voyage to New South Wales, Australia in 1826 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/albion/1826
  9. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) KATHERINE STEWART FORBES 1837 arrived Holdfast Bay, near Adelaide, on October 17, 1837. . Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837KatherineStewartForbes.htm

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  5. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  8. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Cooke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cooke Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

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