William Cocke

1707–
Henrico, Virginia, United States

The Life of William

William Cocke was born in 1707, in Henrico, Virginia, United States. He had at least 1 son and 2 daughters with Anne.

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William Cocke
1707–
Anne
1723–1763
William Cox
1745–1746
Sara Cox
1745–1838
Maria Cox
1747–

Spouse and Children

children

(3)

    William Cox

    Male1745–1746Male

    Sara Cox

    Female1745–1838Female

    Maria Cox

    Female1747–Female

World Events (5)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 51

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.
1776

Age 69

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 73

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname from Middle English cok ‘cock’, ‘male bird or fowl’ (Old English cocc), given for a variety of possible reasons. Applied to a young lad who strutted proudly like a cock, it soon became a generic term for a youth and was attached with hypocoristic force to the short forms of many medieval personal names (e.g. Alcock , Hancock , Hiscock, Mycock). The nickname may also have referred to a natural leader, or an early riser, or a lusty or aggressive individual. The surname may also occasionally derive from a picture of a rooster used as a house sign. 2. from the Old English personal name Cocca, derived from the word given in 1 above or from the homonymous cocc ‘hillock’, ‘clump’, ‘lump’, and so perhaps denoting a fat and awkward man. This name is not independently attested, but appears to lie behind a number of place names and (probably) the medieval personal name Cock, which was still in use in the late 13th century.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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