Cox Surname Origin
Cock, little--a term of endearment, a diminutive, the same as ot or kin, used as a termination, as Willcox, little Will; Simcox, little Sim, etc. The word is also often used to denote a leader or chief man. Addison says: "Sir Andrew is the cock of the club."
Source: An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names With an Essay on their Derivation and Import; Arthur, William, M.A.; New York, NY: Sheldon, Blake, Bleeker & CO., 1857.
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