Cogdell History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
The French surname Cogdell is of nickname origin, deriving from a physical or personal characteristic of the original bearer of the name. The name Cogdell is derived from the French term "coq" and was used to refer to one who was confident or "cocky."
Early Origins of the Cogdell family
The surname Cogdell was first found in Poitou, where the family had been established for many centuries, and held many lands and estates.
Early History of the Cogdell family
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Cogdell Spelling Variations
Spelling variations of this family name include: Coq, Coquel, Cocq, Lecoq, Le Coq, Coquelet, Cogels, Cogdell, Coquelin, Coquerel, Coquette and many more.
Early Notables of the Cogdell family (pre 1700)
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In the United States, the name Cogdell is the 17,406th most popular surname with an estimated 2,487 people with that name. 
Migration of the Cogdell family
Some of the first settlers of this family name or some of its variants were: Nicolas Coquel who arrived in Quebec in 1649; Michel Coquelin who settled in Quebec in 1667; Jacques Coquelin who arrived in Louisiana in 1720 with his family, and Antoine Coquelin who settled in Canada in 1733..
Contemporary Notables of the name Cogdell (post 1700) +
- James Cogdell (b. 1952), American professional football player
- Robert Cogdell (b. 1961), American professional baseball player
- John S. Cogdell, American sculptor
- Corey Cogdell (b. 1986), American Olympic bronze medalist trapshooter
- John S. Cogdell, American politician, U.S. Consul in Rome, 1806-23 
- Alton Cogdell, American Democratic Party politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Georgia, 1944 
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