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."
The surname Cogdell was first found in Poitou, where the family had been established for many centuries, and held many lands and estates.
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of this family name include: Coq, Coquel, Cocq, Lecoq, Le Coq, Coquelet, Cogels, Cogdell, Coquelin, Coquerel, Coquette and many more.
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..