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Celtic in origin, the name Coggin came from the rugged landscape of Wales. The name's origins go back to a time when the Coggin family lived in the parish of Cogan, which is in the diocese of Llandaff in the county of Glamorgan. The surname Coggin belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Coggin Early Origins



The surname Coggin was first found in Glamorganshire (Welsh: Sir Forgannwg), a region of South Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Glywysing, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

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Coggin Spelling Variations


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Coggin Spelling Variations



Compared to other ancient cultures found in the British Isles, the number of Welsh surnames are relatively few, but there are an inordinately large number of spelling variations. These spelling variations began almost as soon as surname usage became common. The most obvious reason was the challenge of translating from Welsh into English. As a result, people could not specify how to spell their own names leaving the specific recording up to the individual scribe or priest. Those recorders would then spell the names as they heard them, causing many different variations. Later, many Welsh names were recorded in English. This transliteration process was extremely imprecise since the Brythonic Celtic language of the Welsh used many sounds the English language was not accustomed to. Finally, some variations occurred by the individual's design: a branch loyalty within a family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations were indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The Coggin name over the years has been spelled Cogan, Cogen, Coogan, Coogen, Coogin, Coggan, Coggen, Coggin, Coggins, Gogan, Goggin and many more.

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Coggin Early History


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Coggin Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coggin research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Coggin History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coggin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coggin Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Coggin Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coggin In Ireland


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Coggin In Ireland



Some of the Coggin family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 179 words (13 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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



Many people from Wales joined the general migration to North America in the 19th and 20th centuries, searching for land, work, and freedom. Like the many other immigrants from the British Isles, they made a significant contribution to the development of Canada and the United States. The Welsh and their descendents added a rich cultural tradition to the newly developed towns, cities, and villages. An investigation of the immigration and passenger lists has revealed a number of people bearing the name Coggin:

Coggin Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Sara Coggin, aged 20, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • Sarah Coggin, who arrived in Virginia in 1638
  • James Coggin settled in Virginia in 1638
  • Thomas Coggin, who landed in Virginia in 1642
  • Nath Coggin, who arrived in Virginia in 1658
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coggin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Coggin, aged 57, landed in Virginia in 1812

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coggin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coggin (post 1700)



  • Nate Coggin (b. 1978), former American Arena Football League defensive specialist
  • Mark Coggin, American author
  • Franklin Coggin (1944-1994), American professional baseball player
  • Alvin Gilbert "Gil" Coggin (1928-2004), American jazz pianist
  • Richard Allen Coggin (b. 1950), American baseball outfielder
  • Jacob Coggin (b. 1978), American soccer player
  • Dave Coggin (b. 1976), retired American Major League Baseball player
  • Rodney M. Coggin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1928, 1940
  • Ian Coggin (b. 1969), Sri Lankan cricketer
  • William Herbert "Billy" Coggin (1901-1958), English footballer who played as a goalkeeper

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Motto



The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Constans fidei
Motto Translation: Constant to honor.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    2. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    4. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    7. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    8. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Burke, Sir Bernard. Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry: Including American Families with British Ancestry. (2 Volumes). London: Burke Publishing, 1939. Print.
    10. MacAulay, Thomas Babington. History of England from the Accession of James the Second 4 volumes. New York: Harper and Brothers, 1879. Print.
    11. ...

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