Meaning and Origin of: Cox

Family name origins & meanings

  • English : from Cocke in any the senses described + the suffix -s denoting ‘son of’ or ‘servant of’.
  • 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’.