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Origins and History


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Cox Family History

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Cox Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Cox family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Cox

Wikipedia Alexander Cox (born Bebington, Merseyside, 15 December 1954) is a British film director, screenwriter, nonfiction author and sometime actor, notable for his idiosyncratic style and approach to scripts.
Wikipedia Archibald Cox, Jr.
Wikipedia James Middleton Cox (March 31, 1870 July 15, 1957) was a Governor of Ohio, U.
Wikipedia Richard Threlkeld Cox (1898 ? May 2, 1991) was a professor of physics at Johns Hopkins University, known for Cox's theorem relating to the foundations of probability.
Wikipedia Courteney Bass Cox (born June 15, 1964), also known as Courteney Cox Arquette, is an American actress, best known for her role as Monica Geller on the sitcom, "Friends.
Wikipedia Ida Cox (February 25, 1896 ? November 10, 1967) was an African American singer and vaudeville performer, best known for her blues performances and recordings.
Wikipedia Pat Cox (born 28 November 1952) is a former Irish politician and television current affairs presenter.
Wikipedia Joseph Buford Cox (1905 - August 10 2002), invented what is now known as the chipper type chain for chain saws.
Wikipedia David Cox (29 April 1783 ? 7 June 1859) was an English landscape painter.
Wikipedia Charles Christopher Cox (born October 16, 1952, in St.
Wikipedia Richard Ian Cox (born October 3, 1973) is a Welsh-Canadian voice actor best known for his voice acting for English language dubs of anime.
Wikipedia Christina Cox (born July 31, 1971 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian movie and television actress and stuntwoman.
Wikipedia Wallace Maynard Cox (December 6, 1924 ? February 15, 1973) was an American comedian and actor, particularly associated with the early years of television in the United States.
Wikipedia David Alexander Cox (born 1 August 1954), Australian politician, was an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives October 1998 to October 2004, representing the Division of Kingston, South Australia.
Wikipedia Brian Denis Cox, CBE (born 1 June, 1946) is an Emmy Award-winning Scottish actor.
Wikipedia Anthony Berkeley Cox (July 5, 1893 ? March 9, 1971) was an English crime writer.
Wikipedia Sara Cox (born 13 December 1974), born Sarah Joanne Cox, affectionately known as "Coxy", is an English TV presenter and radio DJ.
Wikipedia Daniel Ronald "Ronny" Cox (born July 23, 1938) is an American character actor, singer/songwriter, and guitarist.
Wikipedia Jacob Dolson Cox, (Jr.
Wikipedia Richard Cox (c.
Wikipedia Major-General Sir Percy Zachariah Cox, GCMG, GCIE, KCSI (20 November 1864?20 February 1937) was a British Indian Army officer and colonial administrator in the Middle East, known as Coccus (and as Kokkus to the Arabs).
Wikipedia Robert Joseph "Bobby" Cox (born May 21, 1941 in Tulsa, Oklahoma) is the manager of the Atlanta Braves, and a former third baseman in Major League Baseball.
Wikipedia Christopher Augustus Cox VC (25 December 1889 - 28 April 1959) was an English hero in the First World War.
Wikipedia Ernest F.
Wikipedia Jacob Cox (November 9, 1810 ? January 2, 1892) was a landscape and portrait painter in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
Wikipedia Deborah Cox (born July 13, 1974) is a Canadian R&B singer-songwriter and actress.
Wikipedia Patricia "Tricia" Nixon-Cox (born February 21, 1946) is the first daughter of the 37th U.
Wikipedia Nicole Avery "Nikki" Cox Mohr (born June 2, 1978) is an American actress known mostly for her roles on the television series "Unhappily Ever After" and "Las Vegas".
Wikipedia William Cox (19 December 1764 ? 15 March 1837) was a soldier, explorer, road builder and Australian pioneer.
Wikipedia Ana Marie Cox (born September 23, 1972) is an American author and blogger.
Wikipedia Carl Cox (born 29 July 1962, Oldham, Lancashire, England) is a British techno and house DJ.
Wikipedia Geraldine Cox (born 1945) is president and operator of the Sunrise Children's Village orphanage in the province of Kandal, in Cambodia.
Wikipedia Margaret Cox (born 24 September 1963) is an Irish politician and former Senator.
Wikipedia Andy Cox (born 25 January 1956, Birmingham, England) is a British guitarist, who along with Dave Wakeling, founded The Beat in 1978.
Wikipedia Jan Cox (The Hague, August 27 1919 - Antwerp, 7 October 1980) was a painter who spent the largest part of his creative life in the United States and Belgium.
Wikipedia Michael Patrick O'Connor Cox (born 1945, Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland) is an archbishop in the Irish Orthodox Catholic and Apostolic Church, an independent Catholic denomination.
Wikipedia Geoffrey Cox, QC MP (born 30 April 1960, Wroughton) is a British Conservative politician and barrister.
Wikipedia Edward Ridley Finch Cox (born October 2, 1946), is the chairman of the New York Republican State Committee and the son-in-law of the late President Richard M.
Wikipedia Julie Cox (born on 24 April 1973 in Ely, England) is an English actress perhaps best known for her role as Princess Irulan in the Sci Fi channel's 2000 "Dune" miniseries and its 2003 follow-up, "Children of Dune".
Wikipedia Sir David Roxbee Cox FRS (born 1924 in Birmingham, England) is a British statistician.
Wikipedia Joshua "Josh" Cox (born April 9, 1965) is an American actor.
Wikipedia Richard Cox is an American author.
Wikipedia David E.
Wikipedia John Carrington Cox is the Nomura Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
Wikipedia Mia Cox is a female singer/songwriter from Newark, New Jersey.
Wikipedia Samuel Cox (April 19, 1826 ? 1893), an English nonconformist divine and Christian universalist, was born in London.
Wikipedia Chip Cox (born June 24, 1983 in Columbus, Ohio) is a Canadian football safety for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League.
Wikipedia Elbert Frank Cox (December 5, 1895?November 28, 1969) was an American mathematician who became the first black person in the world to receive a Ph.
Wikipedia Richard Colvin Cox (July 25, 1928 - last seen January 14, 1950) was a second-year military cadet whose disappearance from the United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, in 1950 is still unsolved.
Wikipedia "For the football player of the same name see Ron Cox (American football).
Wikipedia Jamie Cox (born 15 October 1969 in Burnie, Tasmania, Australia) is a former opening batsman cricketer, who played for the Tasmanian Tigers in Australia's domestic competitions.
Wikipedia Mark Cox (born 5 July 1943 in Leicester) is a former tennis player from England, who played professional and amateur tennis in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.
Wikipedia Arthur Cox (born 14 December 1939 in Southam, Warwickshire) is a former English football manager.
Wikipedia Curome Cox (born February 28, 1981 in) is an American football safety who is currently a free agent.
Wikipedia William 'Billy' Cox (born October 18, 1941, in Wheeling, West Virginia) is a bassist, best known for performing with Jimi Hendrix.
Wikipedia James Cox (16 October 1753 ? 12 September 1810) was a member of the United States House of Representatives (from New Jersey) in the 11th Congress.
Wikipedia George Cox (November 17 1834 ? December 17 1909) was mayor of the city of Ottawa, Canada in 1894.
Wikipedia Bryan Keith Cox (born February 17, 1968 in St.
Wikipedia Tiequon Aundray "Lil Fee" Cox (born December 1, 1965) is a convicted murderer currently incarcerated in San Quentin State Prison.
Wikipedia Caroline Anne Cox (n?e McNeill Love), Baroness Cox FRCN (born 6 July 1937) is a cross-bench member of the British House of Lords.
Wikipedia Josephine Cox, born Blackburn, Lancashire in 1941, is an English author.
Wikipedia Ian Gary Cox (born 25 March 1971 in Croydon, England) is a former Trinidad and Tobago international footballer.
Wikipedia Simon Richard Cox (born 28 April 1987) is an English footballer who plays for West Bromwich Albion.
Wikipedia Allyn Cox (June 5, 1896 - September 26, 1982) born in New York City, painted many of the walls in the United States Capitol, including murals of scenes from US history.
Wikipedia Lara Jane Cox (born 6 March 1978) is an Australian actress, known for a variety of roles.
Wikipedia Paulus ("Paul") Henriqus Benedictus Cox (born 16 April 1940 in Venlo, Limburg) is an award-winning Australian-based film director.
Wikipedia Torrie Tywan Cox (born October 29, 1980 in) is an American football cornerback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League.
Wikipedia Brian Cox, also known as B.
Wikipedia John Arthur "Chubby" Cox III (born December 29, 1955 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a retired American professional basketball player.
Wikipedia Gilbert Clifford Cox (5 July 1908 - 31 March 1974) was an English cricketer who played two first-class games for Worcestershire, his career at that level lasting for a single week in 1935 when he kept wicket for the county in place of the usual incumbent Bernard Quaife.
Wikipedia Vice-Admiral Sir John Cox KCB (27 October 1928 - 3 October 2006) was an English Royal Naval Officer and Admiral.
Wikipedia Catherine Cox (born 24 May 1976 in Whangarei, New Zealand) is an Australian netball player.
Wikipedia Daniel Cox (born 28 September 1990 in Lincoln, England), is a British junior tennis player.
Wikipedia Brandon Cox (born October 31, 1983 in Trussville, Alabama), was an American football quarterback, who played collegiately for Auburn University.
Wikipedia Dean Arthur Edward Cox (born 12 August 1987 in Cuckfield, West Sussex) is an English professional footballer, currently playing for Brighton & Hove Albion.
Wikipedia Stephen Everett Cox (born on May 11, 1958 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a former American football punter and placekicker.
Wikipedia Carol Cox (born September 16, 1963) is a Canadian pornographic actress.
Wikipedia Cheryl Cox (born 1949) is the mayor of Chula Vista, California.
Wikipedia Michael Andrew Cox (23 October 1948 ? 31 March 2009) was an English biographer, novelist and musician.
Wikipedia Gershom Cox (born Birmingham March 1863, died c.
Wikipedia William John Ellis Cox, AC, RFD, ED, QC (born 1 April 1936, Hobart, Tasmania) was Governor of Tasmania from 15 December 2004 to 2 April 2008, prior to which he was the state's Chief Justice and Lieutenant Governor.
Wikipedia William Ruffin Cox (March 11, 1832 ? December 26, 1919) was an American soldier and politician from the state of North Carolina.
Wikipedia William Robert Cox (March 14, 1901 ? July 7, 1988) was an American author.
Wikipedia Damien Cox (born Aug.
Wikipedia William Ted Cox (born January 24, 1955 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) is a former shortstop who played in Major League Baseball from through for the Boston Red Sox (1977), Cleveland Indians (1978-1979), Seattle Mariners (1980) and Toronto Blue Jays (1981).
Wikipedia James Charles (Jim) Cox (born May 28, 1950 in Bloomington, Illinois) is a former backup second baseman in Major League Baseball who played for the Montreal Expos between and.
Wikipedia Brigadier-General Edgar William Cox, DSO, FRGS (9 May, 1882 - 26 August, 1918) was a senior intelligence officer on the British General Staff throughout most of the First World War who drowned in suspicious circumstances whilst swimming in August 1918 shortly after the German successes in the Spring Offensive which drove the Allied armies back a large distance.
Wikipedia Ron Cox (born February 2, 1968 in Fresno, California) is a former American football linebacker who played eight seasons in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears and the Green Bay Packers.
Wikipedia Samuel Sullivan "Sunset" Cox (September 30, 1824, Zanesville, Ohio ? September 10, 1889, New York City) was an American Congressman and diplomat.
Wikipedia Brian Roy Cox (born 7 May 1961) is an English former professional footballer born in Sheffield, who played as a goalkeeper in the Football League for Sheffield Wednesday, Huddersfield Town, Mansfield Town and Hartlepool United.
Wikipedia Lionel Cox (born February 26, 1930 in Brisbane, Queensland) was a road bicycle and track cyclist from Australia, who won the silver medal in the Men's 1.
Wikipedia Leander Martin Cox (May 7, 1812 ? March 19, 1865) was a U.
Wikipedia William Elijah Cox (September 6, 1861 - March 11, 1942) was a U.
Wikipedia Isaac Newton Cox (August 1, 1846 - September 28, 1916) was a U.
Wikipedia John William Cox (born May 9, 1929 in Mount Airy, North Carolina) is a former American football end in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins.
Wikipedia Simon Cox (born 24 March 1984 in Clapham, England) is an English football goalkeeper.
Wikipedia David Mathew Cox (born March 2, 1972) was an English cricketer who played first-class cricket for Durham between 1994 and 1997.
Wikipedia Chris Cox (born January 21, 1984 in Bristol) is a self proclaimed mind reader who can't read minds.
Wikipedia William H.
Wikipedia Aaron Cox is a former American football wide receiver.
Wikipedia Arthur Dean Cox (born February 5, 1961 in Plant City, Florida) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League.
Wikipedia Veanne Cox (born January 19, 1963) is an American stage and screen actress and former ballet dancer.
Wikipedia Marvyn Cox (born 11 July 1964 in Whitstable, Kent) is a former Speedway rider.
Wikipedia Christopher C.
Wikipedia Sir Reginald Henry Cox, 1st Baronet (c.
Wikipedia Maurice Cox (born October 1, 1959 in Torquay) was a former professional footballer who played as a striker for Torquay United & Huddersfield Town.
Wikipedia Calli Cox (born February 26, 1977 as Kristy Jo Gullett in Robinson, Illinois, southern Illinois, USA) is a former pornographic actress.
Wikipedia Johnny W.
Wikipedia Micheal Lawrence Cox (born July 11, 1985 in Lewisberry, Pennsylvania) is a American football fullback who attended Georgia Institute of Technology and played college football for the Yellow Jackets.
Wikipedia Eric Holsbury Cox OAM (1923 ? 4 December 2006) was an Australian rugby league coach, referee and administrator.
Wikipedia Sir Geoffrey Sandford Cox, CNZM, CBE (7 April 1910 ? 2 April 2008) was a New Zealand-born newspaper and television journalist.
Wikipedia Kennard Devane Cox (born August 17, 1985 in Miami, Florida) is an American football cornerback who is a practice squad player for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.
Wikipedia General Sir Herbert Vaughan Cox GCB KCMG CSI (12 July 1860 ? 8 October 1923) was a British Indian Army officer.
Wikipedia Will Cox has served as the mayor of Madisonville, Kentucky since 2007.
Wikipedia William Samuel Cox (1831?1895) was a pioneer of Thoroughbred racing in Australia.
Wikipedia Arisa Cox (born December 7, 1978 in Toronto) is a Canadian television personality, who from September 2007 to August 2009 cohosted the entertainment newsmagazine "E! News Weekend" on the now defunctE! Canada.
Wikipedia Stanley Ernest Walter Cox (born July 15, 1918) is a British athlete who competed in two Olympic games in 1948 and 1952.
Wikipedia David Cox (born 17 March 1989 in Lanark) is a Scottish footballer, capable of playing as a midfielder or a striker.
Wikipedia Alan Cox (born July 22, 1968 in Solihull, England) is a British computer programmer heavily involved in the development of the Linux kernel since its early days in 1991.
Wikipedia Crystal Cox (born March 28, 1979 in Norfolk, Virginia) is an American track and field athlete.
Wikipedia Doug Cox (born in 1962 or 1963) is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and music programmer, and is currently signed to Toronto's NorthernBlues Music.
Wikipedia Peter Cox (born 17 November 1955, Surrey, England) is an English singer-songwriter and occasional drummer, best known for being one half of the 1980s blue-eyed soul duo Go West.
Wikipedia Jim A.
Wikipedia Jamie Cox is an English professional boxer who competes in the Welterweight division and is a former Commonwealth Games gold medallist.
Wikipedia Eva Cox AO (born 21 February 1938) is an Austrian-born Australian writer, feminist, sociologist, social commentator, and activist.
Wikipedia Marvin Kirkland "Kirk" Cox (born August 17, 1957, in Petersburg, Virginia) is an American politician of the Republican Party.
Wikipedia Leslie Reginald Cox (born 22 November 1897 in Islington) was an eminent palaeontologist and malacologist.
Wikipedia Ross Cox (1793?1853) was a clerk in the North West Company and author.
Wikipedia Steve Cox (born 1958) is an Australian painter and watercolour artist known for his psychologically penetrating images of youths and young men.
Wikipedia Jimmy Cox (July 28, 1882 ? March 1925) was an American songwriter famous for his Depression-era hit "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out".
Wikipedia Danny Cox (born 1942) is a folk singer and songwriter best known for his 1974 LP album Feel So Good.
Wikipedia Philip Gotsall Cox (born 22 September, 1951 in Birmingham) is the Chief Executive Officer of International Power, the energy company based in London, formed from National Power when Innogy de-merged from it in April 2000.
Wikipedia Francis Augustus Cox (1783?1853) was preaching in his teens before training as a Baptist Minister.
Wikipedia Geoffrey "Geoff" Cox (born 30 November 1934) is an English former professional footballer who scored 65 goals in 296 appearances in the Football League playing for Birmingham City and Torquay United.
Wikipedia Derek Sinclair Cox (born September 22, 1986 in) is an American football cornerback for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League.
Wikipedia Ricky Lee Cox (born July 6, 1958) is a dentist in Campbellsville, Kentucky, who served two terms from 1997-2001 as a Republican member of the Kentucky House of Representatives.
Wikipedia Walter Cox was an English footballer who played as a goalkeeper for various clubs around the turn of the twentieth century.
Wikipedia Russell M.
Wikipedia William Charles "Charlie" Cox (born 27 November 1901 ? 1978) is a former football player who played as a left back, centre half or left half for Southend United and West Ham United in the Football League.
Wikipedia Mark Cox (born 1956, East St.
Wikipedia William Denton Cox (1883 ? 15 April 1912) was a third class steward aboard RMS "Titanic" who died while heroically bringing groups of third class passengers to lifeboats during the sinking.
Wikipedia Jack Cox was the Republican nominee for governor of Texas in 1962.
Wikipedia Samuel "Sam" Cox (10 October 1990) is an English professional footballer, who plays as a defender or midfielder for Histon on loan from Tottenham Hotspur.
Wikipedia Edward Everett Cox (December 29, 1867 ? April 1, 1931) was an American newspaper publisher who started Blackford County?s first daily newspaper in Hartford City, Indiana.