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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."

Cochrane Early Origins



The surname Cochrane was first found in Renfrewshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Rinn Friù), a historic county of Scotland, today encompassing the Council Areas of Renfrew, East Renfrewshire, and Iverclyde, in the Strathclyde region of southwestern Scotland, 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.

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Cochrane Spelling Variations


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Cochrane Spelling Variations



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.

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Cochrane Early History


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Cochrane Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cochrane research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1482, 1600, 1669, 1605, 1685, 1707, 1669, 1683, 1690, 1691, 1778, 1659, 1717, 1708 and 1713 are included under the topic Early Cochrane History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cochrane Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cochrane Early Notables (pre 1700)



Notable amongst the family at this time was William Cochrane (1605-1685), 1st Earl of Dundonald. Of his children was Sir John Cochrane (d. 1707), who was a Member of Parliament for Ayrshire in 1669; he was suspected of complicity in the Rye House Plot, and fled to Holland in 1683, returned...

Another 55 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cochrane Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cochrane In Ireland


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Cochrane In Ireland



Some of the Cochrane family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 51 words (4 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



The persecution faced in their homeland left many Scots with little to do but sail for the colonies of North Ameri ca. 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 United States in the 17th Century

  • Sir John Cochrane of Ochiltree applied to the King for a grant of 12,000 acres in Carolina on which to settle his clansmen in 1682

Cochrane Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Cochrane, who came to Antigua in 1709
  • Ninian Cochrane and his wife Elizabeth, who settled in New Hampshire in 1728
  • James Cochrane, a soldier on record in Georgia in 1730
  • William and Mary Cochrane, who came to New Hampshire in 1737
  • David Cochrane, who arrived in Virginia in 1777

Cochrane Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Henry Cochrane, who landed in New Jersey in 1811
  • Robert Cochrane, who landed in New Jersey in 1811
  • William Cochrane, who landed in New Jersey in 1811
  • John H Cochrane, aged 25, arrived in Missouri in 1822
  • Julia Cochrane, aged 24, landed in New York, NY in 1850
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cochrane Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • John Cochrane, who landed in Wisconsin in 1912

Cochrane Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Ms. Eliza Cochrane, aged 26 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Virginias" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)

Cochrane Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Cochrane, a weaver, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • John Cochrane arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Stebonheath" in 1849

Cochrane Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • D B Cochrane landed in Hokianga, New Zealand in 1831
  • Archibald Cochrane landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • John Cochrane landed in Wellington, New Zealand in 1840
  • Samuel Cochrane landed in Auckland, New Zealand in 1840
  • Sarah Cochrane arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Persia" in 1860
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cochrane (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cochrane (post 1700)



  • James Harwood Cochrane (1912-2016), American businessman and philanthropist, inductee into the Automotive Hall of Fame
  • John C. Cochrane, American politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1973-94
  • John Cochrane (1813-1898), American politician, Representative from New York 6th District, 1857-61; Defeated, 1860; Delegate to Democratic National Convention from New York, 1860
  • James W. Cochrane (b. 1840), American Republican politician, Member of Michigan State Senate 28th District, 1879-80
  • James D. Cochrane, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New York, 1884
  • Harry Cochrane, American Republican politician, Member of Maine State House of Representatives from Kennebec County, 1919-20
  • George W. Cochrane, American Democrat politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Cornwall; Elected 1902
  • Faye Cochrane, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Indiana, 1924
  • Don F. Cochrane, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1928
  • Clark Betton Cochrane (1815-1867), American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly, 1844, 1866; U.S. Representative from New York 18th District, 1857-61
  • ... (Another 24 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Cochrane Historic Events


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Cochrane Historic Events




Empress of Ireland

  • Mr. Andrew Leslie Cochrane, British Engineer’s Boy from United Kingdom who worked aboard the Empress of Ireland and died in the sinking on May 29th 1914

Halifax Explosion

  • Mrs. Annie M.  Cochrane (1860-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Malinda  Cochrane, Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Mrs. Mabel  Cochrane (1884-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who died in the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917
  • Miss Dorothy  Cochrane (1917-1917), Canadian resident from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada who survived the Halifax Explosion on 6th December 1917 but later died due to injuries

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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: Virtute et labore
Motto Translation: By valour and exertion.


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Cochrane Clan Badge


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Cochrane Clan Badge




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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...

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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.

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Citations



  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 19)

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  4. 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).
  5. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry Including American Families with British Ancestry 2 Volumes. London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
  7. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at Galveston Texas 1896-1951. National Archives Washington DC. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Catholic Directory For Scotland. Glasgow: Burns Publications. Print.
  10. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
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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.

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