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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



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

Coakley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Coakley, aged 24, a currier, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Margaret Coakley, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Ellen Coakley, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • John Coakley, aged 2, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Matilda" from Cork, Ireland
  • Jeremiah Coakley, aged 20, a labourer, 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, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Siberia" in 1870
  • John Coakley, aged 21, a farm labourer, 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



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



    Other References

    1. Bardsley, C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6).
    2. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    3. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    4. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    5. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    6. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    7. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    8. Dunkling, Leslie. Dictionary of Surnames. Toronto: Collins, 1998. Print. (ISBN 0004720598).
    9. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    10. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
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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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