Last name: COCKAYNE

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All you have to know about the last name COCKAYNE

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COCKAYNE : This last name is indexed 18,205 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

COCKAYNE : English (Midlands and Yorkshire): nickname for a dreamer from Middle English cokayne ‘cloud-cuckooland’ the name of an imaginary paradise (Old French (pays de) cocaigne from Middle Low German kōkenje a diminutive of kōke ‘cake’ since in this land the houses were thought to be made of cake). It may also be a variant of Cocking or from the unflattering Middle English nickname cokin (Old French coquin) ‘disreputable person’.

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