Origins of surname
This name has a number of possible origins. It may have been a nickname from the bird, from the old English cocc, and applied to a young lad who strutted proudly like a cock. It may also have referred to a natural leader, or an early riser, or a lusty or aggressive individual. It may also have derived from the old English personal names Cocc or Cocca, found in placenames, although not on independent record. But as cock became a common term for a boy, it may also have been used affectionately as a personal name. The third possibility is that it may be of topographical origin for a "dweller by the hill", deriving from the old English cocc meaning haycock, heap or hillock.
The name first appears in Jersey church records in 1782 with the marriage of William Cox, of Middlesex, and Marie Wethers of Petersfield, at St Saviour
- Cox baptisms in Jersey
- Cox marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Cox marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Cox burials in Jersey
Great War service
- Alfred Reginald Somers Cox, Captain, Worcestershire Regiment, ex-RMIJ
- Arthur Herbert Cox (St ), Captain RE
- Thomas Cox (St H), Private, RJGB
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