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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, who settled in America in 1830
  • Craven Cookson, aged 50, who arrived in Kennebunk, Me in 1830 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Cookson, aged 40, who landed in Missouri in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Cookson, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • 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 [2]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, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Susannah" in 1849 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUSANNAH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Susannah.htm
  • John Cookson, aged 24, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Navarino" [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Friday 22nd February 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1856.shtml.

Cookson Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

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




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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


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) SUSANNAH 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849Susannah.htm
  4. ^ South Australian Register Friday 22nd February 1856. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1856. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1856.shtml.

Other References

  1. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  2. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  3. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
  6. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
  7. Lennard, Reginald. Rural England 1086-1135 A Study of Social and Agrarian Conditions. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1959. Print.
  8. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  9. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  10. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
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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.

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