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

Coggins Early Origins



The surname Coggins 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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Coggins Spelling Variations


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Coggins Spelling Variations



The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Coggins have included Cogan, Cogen, Coogan, Coogen, Coogin, Coggan, Coggen, Coggin, Coggins, Gogan, Goggin and many more.

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Coggins Early History


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Coggins Early History



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

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Coggins Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coggins Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Coggins In Ireland


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Coggins In Ireland



Some of the Coggins 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



North America in the 1800s and 1900s saw the arrival of many Welsh people hoping to share in the wealth of land, work, and freedom that they felt North America held. Those who made the journey often attained those expectations, but only through an enormous amount of hard work, perseverance, and often a bout of good luck. These immigrants helped contribute to the growth of industry, commerce, and culture of both Canada and the United States. Discovered in the immigration and passenger lists were a number of people bearing the name Coggins:

Coggins Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • William Coggins, who arrived in Philadelphia in 1873

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coggins (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coggins (post 1700)



  • Richard Coggins, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Maryland, 1952; Candidate for Presidential Elector for Maryland, 1956
  • Regina Montoya Coggins, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 5th District, 2000
  • Paul E. Coggins, American politician, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas, 1993-94
  • Paul E. Coggins, American Republican politician, Presidential Elector for New Mexico, 1972
  • Paschal Coggins, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 16th District, 1867-69, 1873-75
  • Lewis W. Coggins, American politician, Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, 1906-09
  • Kilby Coggins, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 4th District, 1906
  • Jyles J. Coggins, American politician, Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina, 1975-77
  • Herbert L. Coggins, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from California 6th District, 1924
  • Nate Coggins (b. 1978), former American Arena Football League defensive specialist
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Motto


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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. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    2. 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).
    3. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    4. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    6. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
    7. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    8. Thirsk, Joan ed. Et. Al. The Agrarian History of England and Wales. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: 7 Volumes. Print.
    9. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
    10. Bradsley C.W. A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print.
    11. ...

    The Coggins Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coggins 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 11 December 2016 at 16:44.

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