Cockayne Family History
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Cockayne Name Meaning
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 kokenje, a diminutive of koke ‘cake’, since in this land the houses were supposed to be made of cake). Americanized spelling of French Cocagne, from an Occitan word meaning ‘profit’, ‘advantage’, used as a personal name from the Middle Ages.
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press