Geneanet > Resources > Family Names > COX

Origin and popularity of the name COX

Origin

Cox : 1: English: variant of Cocke and Cook with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.2: Irish (Ulster): mistranslation of Mac Con Coille (‘son of Cú Choille’ a personal name meaning ‘hound of the wood’) as if formed with coileach ‘cock rooster’.3: Dutch and Flemish: genitivized patronymic from the personal name Cock a vernacular short form of Cornelius.4: Dutch: variant of Kok an occupational name for a cook.5: Amerindian (Mexico and Guatemala): Mayan name from a Castilianized form of a term denoting a species of pheasant-like bird.

Source : DAFN2 : Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, ©2022 by Patrick Hanks and Oxford University Press

Subject to the Terms and Conditions of Ancestry

Last name frequency

Geographic distribution of the 294,916 individuals with the name COX on Geneanet.

 

Most found places for the name COX:

    This last name in the family trees

    See below the Geneanet members' family trees which contain the last name COX

    cartercousins2022
    (2,985 individuals)
    pamunkey2023
    (2,584 individuals)
    pattycate2022
    (1,876 individuals)
    spruiellkin2022
    (1,723 individuals)

    Search another name

    Search 9 billion individuals

    Search 9 billion individuals

    Search the name of your ancestors and your family in a database of 9 billion indexed individuals on Geneanet.

    Search COX

    Start your family tree

    Start your family tree

    Create your family tree and take advantage of valuable tips to help you search your ancestors.

    Start your family tree