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