Cuckow History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Cuckow family

The surname Cuckow was first found in Yorkshire where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. The Saxon influence of English history diminished after the Battle of Hastings in 1066. The language of the courts was French for the next three centuries and the Norman ambience prevailed. But Saxon surnames survived and the family name was first referenced in the year 1195 when Warin Kuku held estates in that shire.

Early History of the Cuckow family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cuckow research. Another 92 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1195, 1273, 1434, 1455, and 1487 are included under the topic Early Cuckow History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cuckow Spelling Variations

Only recently has spelling become standardized in the English language. As the English language evolved in the Middle Ages, the spelling of names changed also. The name Cuckow has undergone many spelling variations, including Cuckoo, Cuckow, Cuckowe, Cuckoe, Cuccowe, Cuckowe and many more.

Early Notables of the Cuckow family (pre 1700)

More information is included under the topic Early Cuckow Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.


Australia Cuckow migration to Australia +

Emigration to Australia followed the First Fleets of convicts, tradespeople and early settlers. Early immigrants include:

Cuckow Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century
  • Mr. William Cuckow, English convict who was convicted in Maidstone, Kent, England for 10 years, transported aboard the "Clyde" on 11th March 1863, arriving in Western Australia, Australia [1]

Contemporary Notables of the name Cuckow (post 1700) +

  • Nathan Cuckow, Canadian award-winning actor, producer, playwright and a co-artistic director of Edmonton’s theatre company Kill Your Television, co-recipient of the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding New York Theater in 2007, born in Calgary, Alberta
  • Peter M. Cuckow, British researcher at Department of Paediatric Urology, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, NHS Trust, London


  1. ^ Convict Records Voyages to Australia (Retrieved 25th February 2021). Retrieved from https://convictrecords.com.au/ships/clyde


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