Cox Family Crest
Meaning of the colors on the Cox family crest
Argent (silver) - represents peaceful and sincere nature of the Cox family.
Or (Gold) - signifies the historical generosity of this ancient family.
Azure (blue) - represents this family's loyalty and truthful nature.
Gules (red) - symbolizes martyrdom and the Cox family historic military strength when needed.
Meaning of the symbols on the Cox family crest
The Lion - represents ferociousness, bravery and valour, one of the most desirable family crest symbols.
The goat - symbolises wisdom and the successful pursuit of wisdom by family members.
The horizontal bars across the shield signifies people who uphold the highest standards of religion and honor.
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Origins of the Cox family name
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Summary of the Cox family and the Cox family crest
- The first recorded use of the name Cox was in the Domesday Book of 1086.
- The Cox family were originally from the county of Devon in England.
- The Cox family were one of the 14 families who were granted a coat of arms by King Henry VIII in 1525.
- The Cox family was one of the "Tribes of Galway" - a group of fourteen merchant families who dominated trade in the city of Galway in Ireland during the medieval period.
- The name Cox was first recorded in the "Domesday Book" of 1086, which was a survey of England and Wales ordered by William the Conqueror.
- In the 17th century, the Cox family acquired the estate of Ballynakilla in County Cork, which remained in their hands until the early 20th century.
- A number of members of the Cox family served as High Sheriff of Cork during the 18th and 19th centuries.
- The Cox family were closely associated with the Church of Ireland, and several members held high office within the Church.
- The Cox family owned the manor of Horsham in the county of Sussex in England from the 12th century until the early 20th century.
- The Cox family were Puritans who emigrated to America in the early 1600s
- The first Cox in America was John Cox, who arrived in Virginia in 1620.
- The family then spread further across America in the 1600s with John Cox's son, Richard, was the first Cox to settle in Massachusetts, in 1640.
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