Anglo-Saxon names of Britain. It was originally a name for a person who worked as a servant to a cook. The surname Cookmant is derived from the Old English word cokman, which is comprised of the components coc, which means cook, and man, which means servant.
Early Origins of the Cookmant family
Somerset, where they held a family seat from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cookmant family
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Cookmant Spelling Variations
hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Cookmant include Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.
Early Notables of the Cookmant family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cookmant family to the New World and Oceana
A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants: Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635; and R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662.
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