The name Cookghan finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons
. 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,
which means servant.
Early Origins of the Cookghan family
The surname Cookghan was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cookghan family
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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.
Early Notables of the Cookghan family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cookghan family to the New World and Oceana
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.