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The origins of the Anglo-Saxon name Cox come from its first bearer, who was a person who bore a fancied resemblance to a rooster. It was applied both to early risers and those who strutted proudly.

Cox Early Origins



The surname Cox was first found in Herefordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Cox Spelling Variations


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Cox 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. Cox has been spelled many different ways, including Cox, Coxe and others.

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Cox Early History


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Cox Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cox research. Another 145 words (10 lines of text) covering the years 1500, 1581, 1547, 1552, 1646, 1727, 1655, 1655, 1734, 1650, 1733, 1703 and 1707 are included under the topic Early Cox History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cox Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cox Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notables of the family at this time include Richard Cox ( c. 1500-1581), English clergyman, Dean of Westminster and Bishop of Ely, Chancellor of the University of Oxford (1547-1552); Charles Cocks (1646-1727), British Member of Parliament for Droitwich and Worcester; Robert Cox...

Another 41 words (3 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cox Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cox In Ireland


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Cox In Ireland



Some of the Cox family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 139 words (10 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



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 Coxs to arrive in North America:

Cox Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Lasse Cox, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1627
  • Ann Cox, who arrived in Maryland in 1633
  • Anne Cox, who arrived in Maryland in 1633
  • Jon Cox, who landed in Virginia in 1634
  • Moses Cox, who landed in Hampton, NH in 1639
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cox Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Susanna Cox, who landed in Virginia in 1703
  • Justin Cox, who landed in Virginia in 1705
  • Tho Cox, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1712
  • T Cox, who landed in New England in 1733
  • John Cox, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1738
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cox Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Cox, who arrived in America in 1804
  • Thomas Cox, who arrived in New York, NY in 1805
  • Edward Cox, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1808
  • Edward L Cox, aged 26, arrived in Massachusetts in 1812
  • Nancy Cox, who arrived in New York, NY in 1812
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cox Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • John Cox, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749-1752
  • Thomas Cox, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • William Cox, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1749
  • William Cox, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • Eliza Cox, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1750
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cox Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Cox, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Catharine Cox, aged 18, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Prudence" in 1838
  • Patrick Cox, who died on route to Grosse Isle Quebec where his death was registered in 1847
  • Mr. Denis Cox, aged 2 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Saguenay" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 22)
  • Mr. George Cox who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Virginius" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 22)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cox Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Daniel Cox, English convict from Middlesex, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • Joseph Cox, English convict from Surrey, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • Thomas Cox, Welsh convict from Brecon, Wales, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on September 3rd, 1820, settling in New South Wales, Australia [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  • John Cox, English convict from Warwick, who was transported aboard the "Asia" on April 1st, 1822, settling in New South Wales, Australia [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  • Thomas Cox, English convict from Northampton, who was transported aboard the "Arab" on July 3, 1822, settling in Van Diemen's Land, Australia [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cox Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • G Cox landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1814 aboard the ship Lady Nugent
  • James Cox, aged 38, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Ann Cox, aged 38, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • Robert Cox, aged 10, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • James Cox, aged 8, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Duchess of Argyle" in 1842
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cox (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cox (post 1700)



  • Brigadier-General Richard Ferguson Cox (1886-1964), American Commanding General Boston Harbor Defenses (1942-1944)
  • Brigadier-General Albert Lyman Cox (1883-1965), American Commanding General Washington Military (1942)
  • Daniel Rinald "Ronnie" Cox (b. 1938), American character actor, singer/songwriter, and guitarist
  • Joseph Cox, American Republican politician, Circuit Judge in Ohio 1st Circuit, 1885-99
  • Mrs. Joseph Cox, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Washington, 1956
  • Joseph A. Cox, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1952; Justice of New York Supreme Court 1st District, 1953
  • Joseph Harper Cox, American Democrat politician, Postmaster at Seaford, Delaware, 1934-54
  • Joseph L. Cox (1858-1912), American politician, Mayor of Battle Creek, Michigan, 1892
  • Kenneth Allen Cox (b. 1916), American Democrat politician, Member, Federal Communications Commission, 1963-70
  • Kenneth R. Cox, American politician, Mayor of Barberton, Ohio, 1967
  • ... (Another 272 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cox Historic Events


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Cox Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Samuel Alan Cox, British Writer from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914
  • Miss Henrica Maria Cox (1884-1914), Canadian Third Class Passenger from Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada who was traveling aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Florence  Cox (1875-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917

HMAS Sydney II

  • Mr. John Lionel Cox (1919-1941), Australian Signalman from Huonville, Tasmania, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking
  • Mr. Harold William Cox (1920-1941), Australian Acting Leading Stoker from Uralla, New South Wales, Australia, who sailed into battle aboard HMAS Sydney II on the 19th November 1941 and died during the sinking

HMS Hood

  • Mr. Stanley K Cox (b. 1920), English Leading Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Woking, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Leslie L Cox (b. 1912), English Ordinary Coder serving for the Royal Navy from Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. John F Cox (b. 1917), English Wireman serving for the Royal Navy from Wimbledon, Surrey, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Cyril A Cox (b. 1917), Scottish Stoker 1st Class serving for the Royal Navy from Trelaw, Glasgow, Scotland, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking
  • Mr. Arthur J Cox (b. 1922), English Ordinary Seaman serving for the Royal Navy from Reading, Berkshire, England, who sailed into battle on the HMS Hood and died on 24th May 1941 in the sinking

HMS Prince of Wales

  • Mr. William Henry Cox, British Lead Steward, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. John Cox, British Able Bodied Seaman, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking
  • Mr. Charles Henry Cox, British Stoker, who sailed in to battle on the HMS Prince of Wales and survived the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Master Desmond Francis Cox, Irish 2nd Class passenger residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping on life boat 15 it is believed
  • Mrs. Margaret Elizabeth Cox, Irish 2nd Class passenger residing in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking by escaping on life boat 15 it is believed

RMS Titanic

  • Mr. William Denton Cox (d. 1912), aged 29, English Steward from Southampton, Hampshire who worked aboard the RMS Titanic and died in the sinking and was recovered by CS Mackay-Bennett

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Suggested Readings for the name Cox


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Suggested Readings for the name Cox



  • Ambrose N. Cox, Sr., Descendants, 1772-1972 by Elza B. Cox.
  • The Cox-Bates Family and Related Families by Ruby Cox Eddleman.

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 22)
  2. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1820 with 192 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1820
  3. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Asia 1 voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 190 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/asia/1822
  4. ^ State Library of Queensland. (Retrieved 2016, October 27) Arab voyage to Van Diemen's Land, Australia in 1822 with 155 passengers. Retrieved from http://www.convictrecords.com.au/ships/arab/1822

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  3. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  4. 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).
  5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  8. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  9. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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The Cox Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cox 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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