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This interesting surname has a number of possible origins. Firstly, it may have originated as a nickname from the bird, the cock, deriving from the Olde English pre 7th Century "cocc", and applied to a young lad who strutted proudly like a cock. The nickname 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 Olde 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...

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My 3rd Paternal Great Grandfather - PETER COX was born abt 1845 in or at COOLAVIN, County SLIGO. His parents were JOHN COX - a butcher(born abt 1820) & Margaret DEVLIN. Peter COX married Sarah TOCHAL in 1867 in Port Glasgow, Scotland & lived the remainder of his life in Glasgow, Scotland working as a labourer in the ship building yards.

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