. It was given to one who 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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The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations
are common among early Anglo-Saxon
names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Cogger has been recorded under many different variations, including Cogger, Coggere, Cogere, Coger, Coggorius, Cowger and others.
For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England
made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Cogger or a variant listed above:
Cogger Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
- John Cogger and his wife Elizabeth, who emigrated from Ireland to Woburn, Massachusetts in 1693
Cogger Settlers in United States in the 18th Century
- Peter Cogger, who sailed to Philadelphia in 1738
Cogger Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Thomas Cogger, who immigrated to Detroit in 1854
Cogger Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
- William Cogger, aged 35, a shepherd, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875
- Mary A. Cogger, aged 33, who arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Berar" in 1875