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The Coggeshall surname is a habitational name, taken on from the place name Coggeshall, in Essex. This place name in turn comes from an Old English personal name Cogg and the Old English word "halh," meaning "nook."

Coggeshall Early Origins



The surname Coggeshall was first found in Essex where they held a family seat as Lords of the Manor. After the Battle of Hastings in 1066, William, Duke of Normandy, having prevailed over King Harold, granted most of Britain to his many victorious Barons. It was not uncommon to find a Baron, or a Bishop, with 60 or more Lordships scattered throughout the country. These he gave to his sons, nephews and other junior lines of his family and they became known as under-tenants. They adopted the Norman system of surnames which identified the under-tenant with his holdings so as to distinguish him from the senior stem of the family. After many rebellious wars between his Barons, Duke William, commissioned a census of all England to determine in 1086, settling once and for all, who held which land. He called the census the Domesday Book, [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)
indicating that those holders registered would hold the land until the end of time. Hence, conjecturally, the surname is descended from the tenant of the lands of Coggeshall, held by Theodroic Pontel from Count Eustace who was recorded in the Domesday Book census of 1086.

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Coggeshall Spelling Variations


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Coggeshall Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cogshull, Coggeshull, Cockshull, Coggeshal, Coggeshall, Cogshall, Cockshal, Cockshall and many more.

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Coggeshall Early History


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Coggeshall Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coggeshall research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1510, 1600, 1041, 1402, 1388, 1395, 1399, 1394, 1624, 1708 and 1686 are included under the topic Early Coggeshall History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coggeshall Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coggeshall Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Thomas Coggeshall (died 1402), family of Essex, English politician, elected a Member of Parliament for Essex in February 1388, 1395 and...

Another 28 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coggeshall 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Coggeshall Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • John Coggeshall, who arrived in Massachusetts in 1632 with his wife and four children, and became the first governor of Rhode Island
  • John Coggeshall, who landed in Boston, Massachusetts in 1632

Coggeshall Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • George Coggeshall, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893
  • Dorothy Coggeshall, aged 38, who settled in America, in 1895
  • Murray H. Coggeshall, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896

Coggeshall Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • M. Louise Coggeshall, aged 39, who landed in America, in 1904
  • W. A. Coggeshall, aged 31, who emigrated to the United States, in 1905
  • Walter Durfee Coggeshall, who emigrated to America, in 1907
  • Hedwig Coggeshall, aged 43, who landed in America, in 1907
  • Josephine Harriett Coggeshall, who landed in America, in 1907
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coggeshall (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coggeshall (post 1700)



  • Calvert Coggeshall, American abstract painter and a designer
  • Thomas Coggeshall, American Republican politician, Postmaster at Newport, Rhode Island, 1863-79
  • Murray H. Coggeshall, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1924, 1928, 1932; Chair of Morris County Republican Party, 1925
  • Morris Coggeshall, American Republican politician, Chair of Morris County Republican Party, 1927
  • John A. Coggeshall, American Republican politician, Candidate for Connecticut State House of Representatives from Montville, 1940
  • Henry J. Coggeshall, American Republican politician, Member of New York State Assembly from Oneida County 2nd District, 1873; Member of New York State Senate, 1884-1900, 1905-06
  • Daniel G. Coggeshall, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Rhode Island, 1948
  • Harris Coggeshall (1907-1993), American tennis player
  • John Coggeshall Jr. (1624-1708), British deputy governor of the Colony of Rhode Island
  • John Coggeshall (1601-1647), one of the British founders of Rhode Island

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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin, Eds., Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8)

Other References

  1. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
  2. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  3. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
  4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  5. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  6. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  7. Shirley, Evelyn Philip. Noble and Gentle Men of England Or Notes Touching The Arms and Descendants of the Ancient Knightley and Gentle Houses of England Arranged in their Respective Counties 3rd Edition. Westminster: John Bowyer Nichols and Sons, 1866. Print.
  8. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
  9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  11. ...

The Coggeshall Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coggeshall 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.

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