Cockayne Family History

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Cockayne Name Meaning

English: nickname for an idle dreamer, from Middle English cokayne ‘cloud-cuckooland’, name of an imaginary paradise (Old French (pays de) cocaigne, from Middle Low German kokenje, a diminutive of koke ‘cake’, since in this land the houses were supposed to be made of cake). Americanized spelling of French Cocagne, from an Occitan word meaning ‘profit’, ‘advantage’, used as a personal name from the Middle Ages.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Cocke, Coyne, Cocklin, Kochan, Sayne, Crayne, Courage, Cocking, Coke

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Cockayne Family Origin

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Cockayne Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    38%
  • File Mfg.

    8%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Keeps House

    8%

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In 1880, farmer, File Mfg. and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cockayne. A less common occupation for the Cockayne family was Keeps House. The most common Cockayne occupation in the USA was Farmer. 38% of Cockayne's were Farmers.

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Cockayne Historical Records

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Cockayne Life Expectancy

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