The name Cookmyn is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon
tribes of Britain. The name was taken on by someone who worked as a servant to a cook. The surname Cookmyn 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 Cookmyn family
The surname Cookmyn was first found in Somerset
, where they held a family seat
from the Middle Ages.
Early History of the Cookmyn family
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Cookmyn Spelling Variations
Before English spelling was standardized a few 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 Cookmyn include Cookman, Cockman, Cokeman and others.
Early Notables of the Cookmyn family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cookmyn 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.