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The name Cookghan finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who worked as a servant to a cook. The surname Cookghan is derived from the Old English word cokman, which is comprised of the components coc, which means cook, and man, which means servant.

Cookghan Early Origins



The surname Cookghan was first found in Somerset, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.

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Cookghan Spelling Variations


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Cookghan Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cookghan has been recorded under many different variations, including Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.

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Cookghan Early History


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Cookghan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cookghan research. Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1297, 1374, 1796 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Cookghan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cookghan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cookghan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cookghan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cookghan or a variant listed above: Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635; and R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662.

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

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    4. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
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    6. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    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. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
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    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
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    The Cookghan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cookghan 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.

    This page was last modified on 21 June 2012 at 09:47.

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