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Coxhead is a name of ancient Anglo-Saxon origin and comes from the family once having lived in the village of Coxhead. The ending head was a common suffix used in local places names. The surname may also be derived from a nickname, in which case the original bearer bore some fanciful resemblance to a rooster.

Coxhead Early Origins



The surname Coxhead was first found in London, where the name has been found in records since the 15th century.

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Coxhead Spelling Variations


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Coxhead Spelling Variations



Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Coxhead family name include Coxhead, Cokkeshead, Cockshead and others.

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Coxhead Early History


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Coxhead Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coxhead research. Another 242 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1424, 1601, 1635, 1697, 1793, and 1798 are included under the topic Early Coxhead History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coxhead Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coxhead Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 24 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coxhead Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration



For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Coxhead surname or a spelling variation of the name include:

Coxhead Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Coxhead, who came to Maryland in 1672
  • Richard Coxhead, who landed in Maryland in 1672

Coxhead Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Mary Coxhead, a bonded immigrant who arrived in Maryland in 1726

Coxhead Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • William Coxhead, who was recorded in the 1871 census of Ontario, Canada

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coxhead (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coxhead (post 1700)



  • Ernest Albert Coxhead (1863-1933), English born, American architect involved in the emergence of the Arts and Crafts style in California
  • Peter Coxhead, English Professor at the School of Computer Science at the University of Birmingham, England
  • Michael Peter Coxhead, British businessman, entrepreneur and musician, founder of MPC Electronics Ltd

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Coxhead Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    3. Virkus, Frederick A. Ed. Immigrant Ancestors A List of 2,500 Immigrants to America Before 1750. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1964. Print.
    4. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    5. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    8. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    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. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    11. ...

    The Coxhead Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coxhead 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 3 December 2016 at 09:37.

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