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The origins of the Coe surname date from the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name originated with an early member who was a jackdaw. Checking further we found the name was derived from the Old English word coo. This was in turn derived from the Old Norse word ka, which was their word for jackdaw. Thus the original bearer of this name must have reminded his contemporaries of a jackdaw and was referred to as "Coe" as a nickname.

Coe Early Origins



The surname Coe was first found in Lancashire, where the Coe family held a family seat from ancient times. The earliest known bearer of the name was Osbert Ka, who was recorded in the Pipe Rolls of Lancashire in 1188.

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Coe Spelling Variations


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Coe Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Coe has been recorded under many different variations, including Coe, Coes, Cowe, Kow, Cawe, Kowe, Coo, Ku, Koo and others.

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Coe Early History


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Coe Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coe research. Another 288 words (21 lines of text) covering the years 1188, 1221, 1783, and 1860 are included under the topic Early Coe History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coe Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coe Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 22 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coe Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coe In Ireland


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Coe In Ireland



Some of the Coe family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 110 words (8 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Coe or a variant listed above:

Coe Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Thomas Coe, who arrived in Jamestown, Va in 1607 [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)
  • Robert Coe, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1634 [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)
  • Robert Coe, who sailed from Ipswich to Watertown on the ship Francis in 1634
  • Jane Coe, aged 30, who arrived in America in 1635 [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)
  • Robert Coe (15961689), an early English settler to America in 1635 from Thorpe-Morieux, Suffolk
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coe Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • John Coe, aged 52, who landed in New York in 1711-1712 [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)
  • Anthony Coe, who landed in America in 1760-1763 [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)

Coe Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joshua Coe, who landed in America in 1811 [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)
  • John Earnst Coe, who arrived in Maryland in 1828 [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)
  • Robert T Coe, who arrived in Arkansas in 1898 [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)

Coe Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Edward Coe, aged 40, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Epaminondas" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EPAMINONDAS 1852. Retrieved www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1852.shtml
  • Charles Coe, aged 22, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Pestonjee Bomanjee" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Pestonjee Bomanjee 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hyderabad1854.shtml.
  • Elizabeth Coe, aged 45, a cook, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"
  • Elizabeth Coe, aged 13, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Oriental,"
  • Mary A. Coe, aged 32, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1856 aboard the ship "Nimroud"

Coe Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Henry Coe, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • Hannah Coe, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • George Coe, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • Elizabeth Coe, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • Sarah Coe, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1865
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coe (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coe (post 1700)



  • Douglas Evans Coe (1928-2017), American associate director of the Christian organization, The Fellowship
  • George Coe (1929-2015), born George Julian Cohen, an American Academy Award nominated film, stage and television actor, known for his roles in Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Blind Date (1987) and The Entity (1982)
  • Wesley Coe (1879-1926), American Olympic sliver medalist for shot put at the 1904 games
  • Christine Sadler Coe (1902-1983), American author, journalist, and magazine editor
  • William B. Coe, American Republican politician, Independent Republican Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Durham, 1926
  • William G. Coe, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Connecticut, 1868
  • Frances Coe, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Tennessee, 1952
  • Francis M. Coe, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Litchfield; Elected 1904; Defeated, 1910
  • Frank E. Coe, American Democrat politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Torrington, 1908; Member of Connecticut Democratic State Central Committee, 1922
  • Frederick L. Coe, American Republican politician, Member of Connecticut State House of Representatives from Madison; Elected unopposed 1930; Elected 1932
  • ... (Another 60 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Coe Historic Events


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Coe Historic Events




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Suggested Readings for the name Coe


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Suggested Readings for the name Coe



  • A Folk History of the Coe Ridge Negro Colony by William Lynwood Montell.

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Coe Family Crest Products


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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)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 3 February 1852. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) EPAMINONDAS 1852. Retrieved www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/epaminondas1852.shtml
  3. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 15th March 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Pestonjee Bomanjee 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/hyderabad1854.shtml.

Other References

  1. Elster, Robert J. International Who's Who. London: Europa/Routledge. Print.
  2. Foster, Joseph. Dictionary of Heraldry Feudal Coats of Arms and Pedigrees. London: Bracken Books, 1989. Print. (ISBN 1-85170-309-8).
  3. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
  5. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
  6. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  7. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  8. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  9. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. 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 Coe Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coe 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.

This page was last modified on 22 February 2017 at 14:00.

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