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Coakley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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."


Early Origins of the Coakley family


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.

Early History of the Coakley family


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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.

Early Notables of the Coakley family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Coakley family to Ireland


Some of the Coakley family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Coakley family to the New World and Oceana


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

Contemporary Notables of the name Coakley (post 1700)


  • William C. Coakley, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Havre de Grace, Maryland, 1954-62 (acting, 1954-56) [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) William Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Robert C. Coakley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from West Virginia, 1952, 1956 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Robert Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Maurice P. Coakley (b. 1906), American Republican politician,Member of Wisconsin State Senate 15th District, 1935-42 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Maurice Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Martha Coakley (b. 1963), American Democrat politician, Middlesex County District Attorney, 1999-2007;Massachusetts State Attorney General, 2006, 2007-; Candidate for U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, 2010 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Martha Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • J. W. Coakley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 1916 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) J. Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • George W. Coakley, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Independence, Missouri, 1898-1900 [7]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) George Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel J. Coakley, American politician, Mayor of Chicopee, Massachusetts, 1918 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Daniel Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Daniel H. Coakley (b. 1865), American Democrat politician, Member of Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1892-94Candidate for Mayor of Boston, Massachusetts, 1925, 1929 [8]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Daniel Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Charles P. Coakley, American Democrat politician, Candidate for New Hampshire State Senate 7th District, 1916; Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Concord 1st Ward; Elected 1938 [9]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Charles Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Carol L. Coakley, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 2000 [10]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Carol Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 9 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Coakley 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


  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)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) William Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  3. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Robert Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Maurice Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  5. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Martha Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) J. Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  7. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) George Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  8. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Daniel Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  9. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Charles Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  10. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2017, April 12) Carol Coakley. Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html


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