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Cookmen is an old Anglo-Saxon name that was given to a person who was a servant to a cook. The surname Cookmen 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 Cookmen family


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

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Early History of the Cookmen family

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Early History of the Cookmen family


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Another 115 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1276, 1297, 1374, 1796 and 1800 are included under the topic Early Cookmen History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cookmen Spelling Variations

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Cookmen 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. Cookmen has been recorded under many different variations, including Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.

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Early Notables of the Cookmen family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Cookmen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cookmen family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Cookmen 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 Cookmen 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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