× Home
×

Family Crest and History Search
House of Names
FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright 2000 - 2016


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.

Coxson Early Origins



The surname Coxson was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

Close

Coxson Spelling Variations


Expand

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.

Close

Coxson Early History


Expand

Coxson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coxson research. Another 239 words (17 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1273, 1379, 1677 and 1682 are included under the topic Early Coxson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

Coxson Early Notables (pre 1700)


Expand

Coxson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 32 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coxson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Close

The Great Migration


Expand

The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. 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 settled in St. Christopher in 1635
  • Tho Coxson, aged 21, arrived in St Christopher in 1635
  • Thomas Coxson, who landed in Virginia in 1637
  • Thomas Coxson settled in Virginia in 1637

Close

Contemporary Notables of the name Coxson (post 1700)


Expand

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

Close

Motto


Expand

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.


Close

Coxson Family Crest Products


Expand

Coxson Family Crest Products




Close

See Also


Expand

See Also




Close

Citations


Expand

Citations



    Other References

    1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    2. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    3. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    4. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    7. 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.
    8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
    9. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    10. Cook, Chris. English Historical Facts 1603-1688. London: MacMillan, 1980. Print.
    11. ...

    The Coxson Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coxson 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 27 January 2016 at 09:28.

    Sign Up

      


    FREE SHIPPING on orders of $85 or more
    House of Names on Facebook
    Follow Houseofnames on Twitter
    Houseofnames on Pinterest