Cockett Family History

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Cockett Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a baker, from the Middle English term cocket-bread, denoting a high-quality leavened bread, second only to the wastell or finest bread. It has been suggested that this bread may have derived its name from Anglo-French cockette ‘seal’, having supposedly been marked with the seal of the King’s Custom House, though there is no supporting evidence for this.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Cocke, Brockett, Hackett, Hockett, Crockett, Puckett, Cobbett, Cocker

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Cockett Family Origin

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Cockett Family Occupations

What did your Cockett ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cockett. 16% of Cockett men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Cockett women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cockett were Insurance Agent and Incapacitated

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Cotton Weaver
  • Insurance Agent

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Unpaid Household Duties
  • Incapacitated

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cockett Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 11,000 census records available for the last name Cockett. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cockett census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cockett. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 578 military records available for the last name Cockett. For the veterans among your Cockett ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cockett Life Expectancy

What is the average Cockett lifespan?

Between 1966 and 2004, in the United States, Cockett life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1986, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cockett in 1966 was 79, and 83 in 2004.

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