Richard Cocke

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Born in Bremo on 1644 to Richard Cocke and Temperance Bailey. Richard married Elizabeth Ambler Green. Richard married Elizabeth Hartwell and had 4 children. Richard married Elizabeth Littlebury and had a child. He passed away on 1714 in Henrico Cty, Virginia, USA.

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Surname meaning for "Cocke"

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.

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