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Where did the Dutch Koke family come from? What is the Dutch Koke family crest and coat of arms? When did the Koke family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Koke family history?

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Spelling variations of this family name include: Cock, Cocke, Cocks, Cockk, Cocck, Coock, Coccke, Coocks, Cockes, van Cock and many more.

First found in Holland, where the name became noted for its many branches in the region, each house acquiring a status and influence which was envied by the princes of the region. The name was first recorded in North Holland, a province of the Netherlands. The principal cities are Amsterdam, Haarlem and Hilversum. It was the seat of the old Counts of Holland. Seat of one of the oldest families is Brederode Castle near Haarlem. There are many old and quaint towns in the province. including Medemblik, Enkhuizen, Hoorn, Edam, and Monnikendam. In their later history the surname became a power unto themselves and were elevated to the ranks of nobility as they grew into this most influential family.


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This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Koke research. Another 169 words(12 lines of text) covering the years 1676, 1510, 1480, 1527, 1505 and 1548 are included under the topic Early Koke History in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Another 83 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Koke Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.

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Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Koke Settlers in United States in the 18th Century


  • John Koke, who arrived in Pennsylvania in 1769

Koke Settlers in United States in the 19th Century


  • James Koke, aged 20, landed in New York in 1812
  • Maximilian Franz Koke, who landed in America in 1847
  • Henry Koke, who arrived in America in 1866

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The Koke Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Koke 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 25 November 2012 at 11:38.

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