Coxson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The earliest origins of the Coxson surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name reveals that an early member was a son of a cook. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Norman French word cok, which means cook.
Early Origins of the Coxson family
The surname Coxson was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire where they were originally from Settle. 
Early History of the Coxson family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coxson research. Another 120 words (9 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1273, 1379, 1609, 1636, 1654, 1735, 1677, 1682, 1679, 1743 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Coxson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Coxson Spelling Variations
It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Coxson are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Coxson include: Cookson, Cuckson, Cockson, Coxon and others.
Early Notables of the Coxson family (pre 1700)
Distinguished members of the family include Thomas Cookson or Coxon ( fl. 1609-1636), one of the earliest English engravers, who left a large number of portraits engraved in a dry, but neatly finished manner. 
Another Thomas Coxon (1654-1735), was an English Jesuit, a native of the county of Durham. 
Captain John Coxon (fl. 1677-1682), was a...
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Coxson migration to the United States +
Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North America. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Coxson or a variant listed above:
Coxson Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- Thomas Coxson, who settled in St. Christopher in 1635
- Tho Coxson, aged 21, who arrived in St Christopher in 1635 
- Thomas Coxson, who landed in Virginia in 1637 
- Thomas Coxson, who settled in Virginia in 1637
Contemporary Notables of the name Coxson (post 1700) +
- Major B. Coxson (1929-1973), American politician, Candidate for Mayor of Camden, New Jersey, 1973 
- Dorr Coxson, American politician, Prohibition Candidate for Michigan State Senate 16th District, 1952, 1954, 1956 
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The Coxson 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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- ^ 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)
- ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 27) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html