The founding heritage of the Cookmint family is in the Anglo-Saxon
culture that once dominated in Britain. The name Cookmint comes from when one of the family worked as a servant to a cook. The surname Cookmint 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 Cookmint family
The surname Cookmint was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cookmint family
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Cookmint Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred
years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations
in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Cookmint has been spelled many different ways, including Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.
Early Notables of the Cookmint family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cookmint family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Cookmints to arrive in North America: Richard Cockman who sailed to Barbados in 1635; and R. Cookman sailed to Virginia in 1662.