When Samuel Cox was born on 7 March 1812, in Virginia, United States, his father, Michael Cox III, was 26 and his mother, Leah Culp Todd, was 23. He married Elizabeth Bridenbaugh on 11 August 1836, in Putnam, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters.
English: variant of Cocke and Cook , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.
Irish (Ulster): mistranslation of Mac Con Coille (‘son of Cú Choille’, a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’), as if formed with coileach ‘cock, rooster’.
Dutch and Flemish: genitivized patronymic from the personal name Cock, a vernacular short form of Cornelius .