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The Cookman name was originally an Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a servant to a cook. The surname Cookman is derived from the Old English word cokman, which is comprised of the components coc, which means cook, and man, which means servant.

Cookman Early Origins



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

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Cookman Spelling Variations


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Cookman Spelling Variations



Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cookman has undergone many spelling variations, including Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.

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Cookman Early History


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Cookman Early History



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

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Cookman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cookman Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cookman 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



To escape the unstable social climate in England of this time, many families boarded ships for the New World with the hope of finding land, opportunity, and greater religious and political freedom. Although the voyages were expensive, crowded, and difficult, those families that arrived often found greater opportunities and freedoms than they could have experienced at home. Many of those families went on to make significant contributions to the rapidly developing colonies in which they settled. Early North American records indicate many people bearing the name Cookman were among those contributors:

Cookman Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662
  • Rice Cookman, who arrived in Virginia in 1662

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cookman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cookman (post 1700)



  • Joseph "Joe" Cookman (1899-1944), American journalist, writer, critic and a founder of The Newspaper Guild
  • John Cookman (1909-1982), American silver medalist ice hockey player at the 1932 Winter Olympics
  • George Grimston Cookman (1801-1841), English Methodist clergyman who served as Chaplain of the Senate
  • Brian Cookman (1946-2005), English musician and composer

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    5. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    7. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    10. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
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    The Cookman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cookman 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 18 January 2016.

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