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Cockett Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a baker, from the Middle English term cocket-bread, denoting a high-quality leavened bread, second only to the wastell or finest bread. It has been suggested that this bread may have derived its name from Anglo-French cockette ‘seal’, having supposedly been marked with the seal of the King’s Custom House, though there is no supporting evidence for this.

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


Similar surnames: Cocke, Brockett, Hackett, Hockett, Crockett, Puckett, Cobbett, Cocker

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Cockett Family Origin

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Cockett Family Occupations

What did your Cockett ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cockett occupation in Canada was Brakeman. 100% of Cockett's were Brakemans.

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  • Brakeman

    100%

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Cockett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cockett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cockett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Cockett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cockett. For the veterans among your Cockett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cockett Life Expectancy

What is the average Cockett lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Cockett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cockett in 1966 was 79, and 83 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cockett ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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