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The name Cukson is part of the ancient legacy of the Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. Cukson was a name used for a son of a cook. Further research revealed that the name is derived from the Norman French word cok, which means cook.

Cukson Early Origins



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

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Cukson Spelling Variations


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Cukson Spelling Variations



Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cukson include Cookson, Cuckson, Cockson, Coxon and others.

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Cukson Early History


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Cukson Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cukson research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1220, 1273, 1379, 1677, 1682, 1679, 1743 and 1704 are included under the topic Early Cukson History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cukson Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cukson Early Notables (pre 1700)



Distinguished members of the family include Captain John Coxon ( fl. 1677-1682), a buccaneer who was one of the most famous of the Brethren of the Coast, a loose consortium of pirates and privateers. Isaac...

Another 34 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cukson Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cukson In Ireland


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Cukson In Ireland



Some of the Cukson family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 78 words (6 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cukson were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: John Cookson who settled in Virginia in 1774; Craven Cookson settled in America in 1830; Thomas Coxson settled in St. Christopher in 1635; Thomas Coxson settled in Virginia in 1637.

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Motto


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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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