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Where did the Irish Coghlan family come from? What is the Irish Coghlan family crest and coat of arms? When did the Coghlan family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Coghlan family history?The name Coghlan has undergone many variations in the time that has passed since its genesis. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac Cochlain or O Cochlain.
During the Middle Ages, exact spellings for people's name did not exist. It was up to the literate scribe that was recording a person's name to decide how to spell his name. Names, therefore, often had many spelling variations. The variations of the name Coghlan include: Coghlan, Coughlan, MacCoughlan, McCoughlan, Coglan, Couglan, Coughlin and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coghlan research. Another 281 words(20 lines of text) covering the years 1172, 1590, and 1641 are included under the topic Early Coghlan History in all our PDF Extended History products.
More information is included under the topic Early Coghlan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
A great wave of Irish migration occurred during the 19th century as a direct result of English colonial rule and tight-fisted absentee landlords. Many of these Irish immigrants boarded passenger ships bound for North America. Those who migrated early enough were given land in either British North America or the United States; those who came in the late 19th century were typically employed in industrial centers as laborers. At whatever age they undertook the dangerous passage to North America, those Irish immigrants were essential to the speedy development of the two infant nations to which they arrived, whether they broke and settled land, helped build canals, bridges, and railroads, or produced products for consumer consumption. An examination of immigration and passenger lists has uncovered a large number of immigrants bearing the name Coghlan or one of its variants:
Coghlan Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
Coghlan Settlers in the United States in the 18th Century
Coghlan Settlers in the United States in the 19th 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: Fortis in arduis
Motto Translation: Brave in difficulties.
The Coghlan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coghlan 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.
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