Cockil History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The Irish name Cockil was originally written in a Gaelic form as Mac Giolla Chomhgaill, denoting a devotee of St. Comgal.
Early Origins of the Cockil family
The surname Cockil was first found in Donegal (Irish: Dún na nGall), northwest Ireland in the province of Ulster, sometimes referred to as County Tyrconnel, where they held a family seat from very ancient times.
Early History of the Cockil family
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cockil research. Another 127 words (9 lines of text) covering the year 1641 is included under the topic Early Cockil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.
Cockil Spelling Variations
Names from the Middle Ages demonstrate many spelling variations. This is because the recording scribe or church official often decided as to how a person's name was spelt and in what language. Research into the name Cockil revealed many variations, including Coyle, Coyl, Coyles, M'Illhoyle, Coile, Coil, M'Coyle, O'Coyle, Coiles, Coyls, Coils, Koyle, Koyles, Koyl, Koill, Koiles, Coylle, Coylles and many more.
Early Notables of the Cockil family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cockil family
Thousands of Irish families left for North American shores in the 19th century. These people were searching for a life unencumbered with poverty, hunger, and racial discrimination. Many arrived to eventually find such conditions, but many others simply did not arrive: victims of the diseased, overcrowded ships in which they traveled to the New World. Those who lived to see North American shores were instrumental in the development of the growing nations of Canada and the United States. A thorough examination of passenger and immigration lists has disclosed evidence of many early immigrants of the name Cockil: Alexander, Andrew, Bernard, Daniel, Edward, Francis, Hugh, James, John, Michael, Patrick, Peter, Thomas, and William Coyle, who all arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1820 and 1870.