Coggle History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms
Of all the Anglo-Saxon names to come from Britain, Coggle is one of the most ancient. The name is a result of the original family having lived in Cockhill, in Yorkshire. It is from the place-name that the family name is derived.
Early Origins of the Coggle family
The surname Coggle was first found in North Yorkshire, at Cockhill (Cock Hill) where the earliest known bearer of the name was Ralph de Coghull, who was listed in the Assize Rolls of 1286. The Yorkshire Poll Tax Rolls of 1379 list Elizabetha de Cokhill and Johannes de Cockhill.  There is another Cockhill in Somerset but this was the ancient home of the Carey family. 
Early History of the Coggle family
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Coggle Spelling Variations
The first dictionaries that appeared in the last few hundred years did much to standardize the English language. Before that time, spelling variations in names were a common occurrence. The language was changing, incorporating pieces of other languages, and the spelling of names changed with it. Coggle has been spelled many different ways, including Coghill, Coggshill, Cockhill, Cogdill, Cogdell and others.
Early Notables of the Coggle family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coggle family to Ireland
Some of the Coggle family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 71 words (5 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 Coggle family
Thousands of English families in this era began to emigrate the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. Although the passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe, those who made the voyage safely were rewarded with opportunities unavailable to them in their homeland. Research into passenger and immigration lists has revealed some of the very first Coggles to arrive in North America: Mary Coghill, who settled in Virginia in 1684; George Coggshill, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1822; and D.J. Coghill, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851..
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The Coggle 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: Non dormit qui custodit
Motto Translation: No sleep for those on guard.
- ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
- ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.