When Job Cockle was born in 1680, in Westbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Nicholas Cockle, was 31 and his mother, Mary, was 31. He married Elizabeth Couch on 25 February 1706, in Westbury, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He was buried in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom.
1 English: locative name based on Middle English cok(k)el ‘(corn) cockle’ (Old English coccul, coccel), a weed particularly common in cornfields.
2 English: nickname from Middle English cokel (Old French cockille) ‘shell’, also ‘cockle’, the shellfish. Thuresson explains (William) Cockeler, 1332 in Thuresson (Lincs) as a gatherer of cockles, while Dauzat takes French Coquille to be a surname applied to pilgrims to the shrine of Saint James of Compostella, who sewed shells on their clothes as a sign of their pilgrimage. (Compare cockle hat (1834 OED ), a hat with a cockle or scallop shell stuck into it, worn for the same reason.)
3 English: possibly sometimes for Cockhill .
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