Cogger History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The name Cogger finds its origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxons of England. It was given to one who 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.

Early Origins of the Cogger family

The surname Cogger 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.

Early History of the Cogger family

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Cogger Spelling Variations

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.

Early Notables of the Cogger family (pre 1700)

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Cogger migration to the United States

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 migration to New Zealand

Emigration to New Zealand followed in the footsteps of the European explorers, such as Captain Cook (1769-70): first came sealers, whalers, missionaries, and traders. By 1838, the British New Zealand Company had begun buying land from the Maori tribes, and selling it to settlers, and, after the Treaty of Waitangi in 1840, many British families set out on the arduous six month journey from Britain to Aotearoa to start a new life. Early immigrants include:

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

Contemporary Notables of the name Cogger (post 1700)

  • Albert B. Cogger, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for Michigan, 1904; Circuit Judge in Michigan 27th Circuit, 1911 [1]
  • Harold George Cogger, Australian herpetologist
  • Trevor Cogger (b. 1961), Australian former professional rugby league player

Historic Events for the Cogger family

HMS Hood
  • Mr. Thomas E Cogger (b. 1901), English Marine serving for the Royal Marine from Southsea, Hampshire, England, who sailed into battle and died in the sinking [2]


  1. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from
  2. ^ H.M.S. Hood Association-Battle Cruiser Hood: Crew Information - H.M.S. Hood Rolls of Honour, Men Lost in the Sinking of H.M.S. Hood, 24th May 1941. (Retrieved 2016, July 15) . Retrieved from
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