An excerpt from www.HouseOfNames.com archives copyright © 2000 - 2013
Where did the Scottish Cochrane family come from? What is the Scottish Cochrane family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cochrane family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cochrane family history?The chronicles of the Cochrane family show that the name was first used in the Scottish/English Borderlands by the Strathclyde- Britons. It was a name for a person who lived in Renfrewshire, where they took on the name of the lands of Cochrane in the parish of Paisley, near Glasgow. This place name is of uncertain derivation, perhaps stemming from the Welsh word "coch," meaning "red."
The origin of rules governing the spelling of names and even words is a very recent innovation. Before that, words and names were spelled according to sound, and, therefore, often appeared under several different spelling variations in a single document. Cochrane has been spelled Cochrane, Cochran, Cocrane, Cocran, Cochren, Cockram, Cockran, Cockren and many more.
First found in Renfrewshire, where the first record of the name was Waldeve de Coueran, who was witness to a charter issued by Dugal, son of Syfyn, to Walter Stewart, fifth Earl of Menteith, regarding several lands in Kintyre. William de Coughran of Lanark swore an oath of allegiance to King Edward I of England during his short conquest of Scotland in 1296. Walter Cochrane was the first record of the more popular spelling used today in 1262. His son William Cochrane, the second chief of the Clan, also rendered homage to King Edward I in 1296.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cochrane research. Another 196 words(14 lines of text) covering the years 1482, 1600, 1669, 1683, 1690, 1691, 1707, and 1778 are included under the topic Early Cochrane History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 91 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cochrane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Cochrane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 236 words(17 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North America. There they found land, freedom, opportunity, and nations in the making. They fought for their freedom in the American War of Independence, or traveled north to Canada as United Empire Loyalists. In both cases, they made enormous contributions to the formation of those great nations. Among them:
Cochrane Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Cochrane Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Cochrane Settlers in the United States in the 19th Century
Cochrane Settlers in the United States in the 20th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Virtute et labore
Motto Translation: By valour and exertion.
A clan is a social group made up of a number of distinct branch-families that actually descended from, or accepted themselves as descendants of, a common ancestor. The word clan means simply children. The idea of the clan as a community is necessarily based around this idea of heredity and is most often ruled according to a patriarchal structure. For instance, the clan chief represented the hereditary "parent" of the entire clan. The most prominent example of this form of society is the Scottish Clan system...More
Septs of the Distinguished Name Cochrane
Achern, Ackran, Ackrand, Ackrane, Ackrant, Ackren, Ackrend, Ackrent, Ackrind, Ackrint, Ackryn, Ackrynd, Adarra, Addarra, Cochran, Cochrand, Cochrane, Cochrant, Cochren, Cochrend, Cochrent, Cochrind, Cochrine, Cochrint, Cochryn, Cochrynd, Cockerghan, Cockerham, Cockerhan, Cockerman, Cockram, Cockran, Cockrand, Cockrane, Cockrant, Cockren, Cockrend, Cockrent, Cockrind, Cockrint, Cockron, Cockryn, Cockrynd, Cocran, Cocrand, Cocrane, Cocrant, Cocren, Cocrend, Cocrent and more.
The Cochrane Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cochrane Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
This page was last modified on 6 April 2013 at 20:15.
houseofnames.com is an internet property owned by Swyrich Corporation.