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The name Coger comes from one of the family having worked as a sailor or master of a type of small boat called a cog in Old English. A cogger was a person who sailed such boats.

Coger Early Origins



The surname Coger was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times. The earliest known bearer of the name was registered as Arnaldus Coggorius in the Pipe Rolls of Lincolnshire for 1195.

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Coger Spelling Variations


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Coger Spelling Variations



Spelling variations in names were a common occurrence before English spelling was standardized a few hundred years ago. In the Middle Ages, even the literate spelled their names differently as the English language incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other European languages. Many variations of the name Coger have been found, including: Cogger, Coggere, Cogere, Coger, Coggorius, Cowger and others.

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Coger Early History


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Coger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coger research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1197, 1218, 1219, 1621, and 1628 are included under the topic Early Coger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Coger Notables 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



Families began migrating abroad in enormous numbers because of the political and religious discontent in England. Often faced with persecution and starvation in England, the possibilities of the New World attracted many English people. Although the ocean trips took many lives, those who did get to North America were instrumental in building the necessary groundwork for what would become for new powerful nations. Among the first immigrants of the name Coger, or a variant listed above to cross the Atlantic and come to North America were :

Coger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Richard Coger, who landed in Maryland in 1658

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coger (post 1700)



  • Claude Coger, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Arkansas, 1912

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Coger Family Crest Products


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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Markale, J. Celtic Civilization. London: Gordon & Cremonesi, 1976. Print.
    5. Ingram, Rev. James. Translator Anglo-Saxon Chronicle 1823. Print.
    6. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    9. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    10. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
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    The Coger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coger 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 20 January 2016 at 11:01.

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