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Cockerham Family History

Cockerham Name Meaning
English: habitational name from a place in Lancashire named Cocker, from the Cocker river (a Celtic name apparently derived from an element kukro ‘winding’) + Old English ham ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

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27,346 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
3,617 Military Records
457 Immigration Records
16,277 Census and Voter Lists
147,063 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cockerham Families

  • Number of Cockerham families
     48 - 93
     17 - 47
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cockerham families
     154 - 306
     52 - 153
     1 - 51
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cockerham families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cockerham census records

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Cockerham Family Origin

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Cockerham Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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Average Life Expectancy for Cockerham

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Cockerham Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cockerham census records

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Cockerham Civil War Service Records

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