The name Coger comes from one of the family having worked as a sailor or master of a type of small boat called a
in Old English. A
was a person who sailed such boats.
from ancient times. The earliest known bearer of the name was registered as Arnaldus Coggorius in the
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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.
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 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)