The ancestry of the name Cookmane can be traced back to the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. It is a name for a servant to a cook. The surname Cookmane 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 Cookmane family
The surname Cookmane was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cookmane family
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Cookmane Spelling Variations
Cookmane has been spelled many different ways. Before English spelling became standardized over the last few hundred
years, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. As the English language changed in the Middle Ages, absorbing pieces of Latin and French, as well as other languages, the spelling of people's names also changed considerably, even over a single lifetime. Many variations of the name Cookmane have been found, including Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.
Early Notables of the Cookmane family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cookmane family to the New World and Oceana
In an attempt to escape the chaos experienced in England
, many English families boarded overcrowded and diseased ships sailing for the shores of North America and other British colonies. Those families hardy enough, and lucky enough, to make the passage intact were rewarded with land and a social environment less prone to religious and political persecution. Many of these families became important contributors to the young colonies in which they settled. Early immigration and passenger lists have documented some of the first Cookmanes to arrive on North American shores: Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635; and R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662.