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Coggins History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Coggins family


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.

Early History of the Coggins family


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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.

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.

Early Notables of the Coggins family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Coggins family to 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.

Migration of the Coggins family to the New World and Oceana


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

Coggins Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Mr. Luke Coggins, aged 3 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Virginius" departing 28th May 1847 from Liverpool, England; the ship arrived on 12th August 1847 but he died on board [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 69)

Contemporary Notables of the name Coggins (post 1700)


  • Nate Coggins (b. 1978), former American Arena Football League defensive specialist
  • Mark Coggins, American author
  • Franklin Coggins (1944-1994), American professional baseball player
  • Alvin Gilbert "Gil" Coggins (1928-2004), American jazz pianist
  • Richard Allen Coggins (b. 1950), American baseball outfielder
  • Jacob Coggins (b. 1978), American soccer player
  • Paschal Coggins, American politician, Member of California State Assembly 16th District, 1867-69, 1873-75 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Lewis W. Coggins, American politician, Mayor of Phoenix, Arizona, 1906-09 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Kilby Coggins, American politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 4th District, 1906 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Jyles J. Coggins, American politician, Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina, 1975-77 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • ... (Another 6 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

The Coggins 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


  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 69)
  2. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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