George Cokayne

about 1378–
Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George

When George Cokayne was born about 1378, in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edmund Cokayne, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth de Harthull, was 18.

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Edmund Cokayne
1356–1403
Elizabeth de Harthull
1360–1417
Thomas Cockayne
1374–1447
Edmond Cokayne
1376–
George Cokayne
1378–
Richard Cokayne
1380–1381
Elyn Cokayne
1382–
Sir John Cokayne MP
1388–1438

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Name Meaning

1 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 kōkenje, a diminutive of kōke ‘cake’, since in this land the houses were supposed to be made of cake).2 Americanized spelling of French Cocagne, from an Occitan word meaning ‘profit’, ‘advantage’, used as a personal name from the Middle Ages.

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

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