Cuckson History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
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The name Cuckson comes from a name for 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 Cuckson family
The surname Cuckson was first found in the West Riding of Yorkshire where they were originally from Settle. 
Early History of the Cuckson family
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Cuckson Spelling Variations
Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names. Variations of the name Cuckson include Cookson, Cuckson, Cockson, Coxon and others.
Early Notables of the Cuckson 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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Cuckson migration to the United States +
Searching for a better life, many English families migrated to British colonies. Unfortunately, the majority of them traveled under extremely harsh conditions: overcrowding on the ships caused the majority of the immigrants to arrive diseased, famished, and destitute from the long journey across the ocean. For those families that arrived safely, modest prosperity was attainable, and many went on to make invaluable contributions to the development of the cultures of the new colonies. Research into the origins of individual families in North America revealed records of the immigration of a number of people bearing the name Cuckson or a variant listed above:
Cuckson Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Cuckson, aged 17, who settled in America from Ldn., in 1892
Cuckson Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Tom Stanley Cuckson, aged 22, who immigrated to the United States from Rotherham, England, in 1922
Contemporary Notables of the name Cuckson (post 1700) +
- Robert Cuckson (b. 1942), English-born, American composer and pianist
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The Cuckson 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.
- ^ Arthur, William , An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. London: 1857. Print
- ^ Smith, George (ed), Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co., 1885-1900. Print