1) The spur of the domestic cock, that is the sharp projection on its tarsus.

It occurs as a name which became hereditary for a brief period in Wakefield, probably a nickname: 1284 German Cokspore, Stanley

1307 John Cockespore, Stanley

1315 John Cokspur, Stanley. A similar name had its origin in Lancashire: 1314 ‘Thomas, son of Christiana Skot ... which Thomas is called Cockehakel’, Sowerby.

dates 1284 1314 1315

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