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The origins of the Cookson surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a son of a cook. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Norman French word cok, which means cook.

Cookson Early Origins



The surname Cookson was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Cookson Spelling Variations


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Cookson 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. Cookson has been recorded under many different variations, including Cookson, Cuckson, Cockson, Coxon and others.

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Cookson Early History


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Cookson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cookson research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1273, 1379, 1677 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Cookson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cookson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cookson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cookson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



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 Cookson or a variant listed above:

Cookson Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Cookson who settled in Virginia in 1774

Cookson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Craven Cookson settled in America in 1830
  • Craven Cookson, aged 50, arrived in Kennebunk, Me in 1830
  • John Cookson, aged 40, landed in Missouri in 1847
  • William Cookson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851
  • C. E. Cookson, aged 24, who settled in America from Glasgow, in 1896

Cookson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Clive Cookson, aged 25, who landed in America from Oakwood, in 1904
  • Clive Cookson, aged 27, who landed in America from Newcastle, in 1906
  • Ada Maud M Cookson, aged 37, who landed in America from London, Eng, in 1906
  • Alfred Cookson, aged 22, who settled in America from Stockport, England, in 1910
  • Albert Cookson, aged 28, who landed in America from Shrewsburg, England, in 1911
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cookson Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. William Cookson U.E. who settled in St. Andrews, Charlotte County, New Brunswick c. 1783; member of the Penobscot Association [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Cookson Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Cookson arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Susannah" in 1849
  • John Cookson, aged 24, arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Navarino"

Cookson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Cookson a farmer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862
  • Edmund Cookson a farmer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Romulus" in 1862

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cookson (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cookson (post 1700)



  • Peter Cookson (1913-1990), American film actor
  • Roland A Cookson, CBE, English Business Executive
  • Professor Richard C Cookson, English Chemist and educator
  • Catherine Ann Cookson (b. 1906), English novelist
  • William Cookson, British poet, writer on poetry and literary editor
  • Brent Adam Cookson (b. 1969), retired Major League Baseball outfielder
  • Isabel Clifton Cookson (1893-1973), Australian botanist

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Cookson Historic Events


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Cookson Historic Events




Halifax Explosion

  • Master Basil  Cookson (1910-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Richard Cookson, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

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Motto


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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Nil desperandum
Motto Translation: Never despairing.


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Citations



  1. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  4. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
  7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  10. Reaney P.H and R.M. Wilson. A Dictionary of English Surnames. London: Routledge, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-415-05737-X).
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The Cookson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cookson Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.

This page was last modified on 18 February 2015 at 13:15.

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