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The Coxshall surname is a habitational name, taken on from the place name Coggeshall, in Essex. This place name in turn comes from an Old English personal name Cogg and the Old English word "halh," meaning "nook."

Coxshall Early Origins



The surname Coxshall was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Coggeshall, held by Theodroic Pontel from Count Eustace who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Coxshall Spelling Variations


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Coxshall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cogshull, Coggeshull, Cockshull, Coggeshal, Coggeshall, Cogshall, Cockshal, Cockshall and many more.

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Coxshall Early History


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Coxshall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coxshall research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1041, 1402, 1388, 1395, 1399, 1394, 1624, 1708 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Coxshall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coxshall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coxshall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Coggeshall (died 1402), family of Essex, English politician, elected a Member of Parliament for Essex in February 1388, 1395 and...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coxshall 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: John Coggeshall, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1632 with his wife and four children, and became the first Governor of Rhode Island;

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  2. 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.
  3. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  4. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  5. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  6. Thirsk, Joan. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
  9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  10. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
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The Coxshall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coxshall 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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