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The Anglo-Saxon name Coakley comes from when the family resided in Staffordshire, at Colclough. The place name is a compound of two words, col, meaning cold, and clough, meaning gully. The surname means "dweller near the cold ravine."

Coakley Early Origins



The surname Coakley was first found in Staffordshire where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Coakley Spelling Variations


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Coakley Spelling Variations



Before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago, spelling variations of names were a common occurrence. Elements of Latin, French and other languages became incorporated into English through the Middle Ages, and name spellings changed even among the literate. The variations of the surname Coakley include Colclough, Coleclough, Collclough and others.

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Coakley Early History


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Coakley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coakley research. Another 277 words (20 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coakley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coakley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coakley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Coakley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coakley In Ireland


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Coakley In Ireland



Some of the Coakley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 126 words (9 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of immigration to the New World was the result of the enormous political and religious disarray that struck England at that time. Families left for the New World in extremely large numbers. The long journey was the end of many immigrants and many more arrived sick and starving. Still, those who made it were rewarded with an opportunity far greater than they had known at home in England. These emigrant families went on to make significant contributions to these emerging colonies in which they settled. Some of the first North American settlers carried this name or one of its variants:

Coakley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John P Coakley, who landed in Washington County, Pennsylvania in 1887 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Coakley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Coakley, aged 24, a currier, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Margaret Coakley, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Ellen Coakley, aged 20, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • John Coakley, aged 2, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Jeremiah Coakley, aged 20, a labourer, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1837 aboard the barque "Robert Watt" from Cork, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coakley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Coakley, aged 22, a farm labourer, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • John Coakley, aged 21, a farm labourer, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coakley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coakley (post 1700)



  • Paul Stagg Coakley (b. 1955), American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City (2011-), Bishop of Salina, Kansas (2004-2010)
  • Daniel Coakley, American two-time gold medalist swimmer
  • Andrew James "Andy" Coakley (1882-1963), American Major League Baseball pitcher who played from 1902 to 1911
  • William Dexter Coakley (b. 1972), former American football linebacker who played from 1997 to 2006, inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2011
  • Martha Mary Coakley (b. 1953), American Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (2007-), District Attorney of Middlesex County (1999-2007)
  • Eugene Coakley (b. 1979), Irish silver and bronze medalist rower
  • Tommy Coakley (b. 1947), Scottish former football player and coach who played from 1963 to 1970 and coached from 1986 to 1988 for Walsall
  • Sarah Coakley (b. 1951), Anglican systematic theologian and philosopher of religion
  • Adam Thomas Coakley (b. 1987), Scottish football striker, member of the Scottish National Team (2006-2007)

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Motto


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Motto



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: His calcabo gentes
Motto Translation: By these I will trample on the nations.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

Other References

  1. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  2. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
  3. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
  4. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  5. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  6. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
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The Coakley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coakley 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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