Le Cocq

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Le Cocq family page
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This family first arrived in Jersey, almost certainly from Normandy, in the 17th century

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An unknown Miss Le Cocq, photographed in the mid-19th century


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Direct links to lists of baptisms, marriages and burials for the Le Cocq family can be found under Family Records opposite. If you want to search for records for a spelling variant of Le Cocq, or for any other family name, just click below on the first letter of the family name you are interested in. This will open a new tab in your browser giving you a list of family names beginning with that letter, for which there are baptism records in our database of half a million church and public registry records.

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Origin of Surname

Le Cocq, French for cock, this suggests a pretentious person; a braggard. It could also possibly refer to someone who kept cockerels. There is also a suggestion that the word is derived from the old French coquere, meaning to cook, implying that the name was given to a cook.

It is a very common name in Normandy, spelt Lecoq or Lecocq

Early records

Le Cocq is not thought to be a particularly early Channel Island name, appearing in Jersey, Guernsey and Alderney from the mid-17th century onwards. There are earlier records of variant spellings, not necessarily connected to later families.

Variants

  • Le Cocq
  • Lecoq
  • Le Coq
  • Le Cok 1528
  • Cok alias Larchier 1329
  • Le Coke, 1309
  • Le Coq 1381
  • Koc 1367
  • Coc 1331
  • Cock (Larchier) 1299
  • Coco c1160

Family records

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Church records

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Family wills


Family album

Le Cocq family in their carriage: Rosalie, nee Pleven, Albert, Lucie Marie and Pierre in 1920

Family businesses

Walter Thomas Le Cocq's family shop at Old Bank House in Gorey Village

Family gravestones

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The church record links above will open in a new tab in your browser and generate the most up-to-date list of each set of records from our database. These lists replace earlier Family page baptism lists, which were not regularly updated. They have the added advantage that they produce a chronological listing for the family name in all parishes, so you do not have to search through A-Z indexes, parish by parish.

We have included some important spelling variants on some family pages, but it may be worth searching for records for a different spelling variant. Think of searching for variants with or without a prefix, such as Le or De. To search for further variants, or for any other family name, just click on the appropriate link below for the first letter of the family name, and a new tab will open, giving you the option to choose baptism, marriage or burial records. You will then see a list of available names for that type of record and you can select any name from that list. That will display all records of the chosen type for that family name, and you can narrow the search by adding a given name, selecting a parish or setting start and end dates in the form you will see above. You can also change the family name, or search for a partial name if you are not certain of the spelling

The records are displayed 30 to a page, but by selecting the yellow Wiki Table option at the top left of the page you can open a full, scrollable list. This list will either be displayed in a new tab or a pop-up window. You may have to edit the settings of your browser to allow pop-up windows for www.jerripediabmd.net. For the small number of family names for which a search generates more than 1,500 records you will have to refine your search (perhaps using start or end dates) to reduce the number of records found.

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