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

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  • Mason

    6%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    5%
  • Chair Maker

    3%
  • Carpenter

    3%

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

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Cooksley Historical Records

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Cooksley Life Expectancy

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