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Celtic in origin, the name Cogan came from the rugged landscape of Wales. The name's origins go back to a time when the Cogan family lived in the parish of Cogan, which is in the diocese of Llandaff in the county of Glamorgan. The surname Cogan belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Cogan Early Origins



The surname Cogan was first found in Glamorganshire (Welsh: Sir Forgannwg), a region of South Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Glywysing, 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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Cogan Spelling Variations


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Cogan Spelling Variations



Although there are comparatively few Welsh surnames, they have a great many spelling variations. Variations of Welsh names began almost immediately after their acceptance within Welsh society. In the Middle Ages, it was up to priests and the few other people that recorded names in official documents to decide how to spell the names that they heard. Variations that occurred because of improper recording increased dramatically as the names were later transliterated into English. The Brythonic Celtic language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, featured many highly inflected sounds that could not be properly captured by the English language. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were all indicated by the particular variation of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Cogan have included Cogan, Cogen, Coogan, Coogen, Coogin, Coggan, Coggen, Coggin, Coggins, Gogan, Goggin and many more.

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Cogan Early History


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Cogan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cogan research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Cogan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cogan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cogan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cogan Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cogan In Ireland


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Cogan In Ireland



Some of the Cogan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 179 words (13 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



Many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Cogan:

Cogan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Cogan who settled in Boston in 1633 with his wife Abigail
  • Francis Cogan, who arrived in Virginia in 1653

Cogan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Hugh Cogan, who landed in America in 1807
  • James Cogan, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1864
  • Mary A Cogan, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1864
  • Bernard Cogan, aged 25, who settled in America from Sligo, in 1892
  • Bertie Cogan, aged 6, who emigrated to the United States from Sligo, in 1892
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cogan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Agnes Cogan, aged 28, who emigrated to the United States from Bradford, in 1903
  • Annie Cogan, aged 20, who landed in America from Castlerahan, in 1905
  • Andrew Cogan, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States from Cork, in 1906
  • Annie Cogan, aged 23, who emigrated to America from Aughamor, Ireland, in 1907
  • Anna Cogan, aged 43, who landed in America from Paris, France, in 1909
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cogan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mrs. Elizabeth Cogan, aged 30 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Avon" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland 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)
  • Henry Cogan, who landed in Esquimalt, British Columbia in 1862

Cogan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • William Cogan arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Anne Dymes" in 1864
  • Edward Cogan arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Quebec" in 1879
  • C. Cogan arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "City of Quebec" in 1879

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cogan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cogan (post 1700)



  • Fanny Cogan (1866-1929), American stage and silent film actress
  • David Glendenning Cogan (1908-1993), American ophthalmologist, first described "Cogan syndrome"
  • Anthony Michael "Tony" Cogan (b. 1976), retired American Major League baseball pitcher
  • William Cogan, American Democrat politician, Member of New Hampshire State House of Representatives from Portsmouth 3rd Ward; Elected 1938
  • Thomas J. Cogan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1912
  • Mary T. Cogan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Massachusetts, 1980
  • John T. Cogan, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Dakota, 1924
  • Jeremy D. Cogan, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 2008
  • Andrew Cogan, American politician, Candidate for Presidential Elector for New York, 1920
  • Thomas Cogan (1736-1818), English physician, founder of the Royal Humane Society
  • ... (Another 5 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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: Constans fidei
Motto Translation: Constant to honor.


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Citations


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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)

Other References

  1. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
  2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  3. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  4. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
  5. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
  6. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  7. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
  8. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds. . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-005-8).
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  11. ...

The Cogan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cogan 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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