Cooksley Family History

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Cooksley Name Meaning

English (Somerset and Devon): habitational name from Coxley, Somerset, named from Old English coc ‘cook’ + leah ‘woodland clearing’. Mills notes that the wife of a cook of the royal household is recorded in Domesday Book (1086) as holding lands near Wells in Somerset.

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


Similar surnames: Cooksey, Woosley, Crossley, Coley, Osley, Woolley, Comley, Woodley

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Cooksley Family Origin

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Cooksley Family Occupations

What did your Cooksley ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cooksley occupation in the UK was Mason. 6% of Cooksley's were Masons. A less common occupation for the Cooksley family was Carpenter. Mason, Agricultural Labourer and Chair Maker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cooksley.

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  • Mason

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Chair Maker

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cooksley ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cooksley Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cooksley. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cooksley 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cooksley. 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 1,000 military records available for the last name Cooksley. For the veterans among your Cooksley ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cooksley Life Expectancy

What is the average Cooksley lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Cooksley life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cooksley in 1963 was 89, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cooksley

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cooksley ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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