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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Coggman family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Coggman is an occupational name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a cook in a castle or for a nobleman. The name Cogman was originally derived from the Old German word choc, which in turn was originally derived from the Latin word "coquus," meaning "cook." It was given to a person who prepared food or was a chef.

Coggman Early Origins



The surname Coggman was first found in Spire (Speyer) where since medieval times the name Cogman was closely associated with the social and political advancements of the region's feudal society. Cogman eventually emerged as a noble family with great influence and established several distinguished branches.

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Coggman Spelling Variations


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Coggman Spelling Variations



One can encounter great variation in the spelling of surnames: in early times, spelling in general, and thus the spelling of names was not yet standardized; and later, spellings would change with branching and movement of families. Variations of the name Coggman include Cogman, Coggman, Cogmann, Cogmen, Coggmen Coggmann, Kogman Koggman, Kogmen, Kogmann, Koggmann, Cochman, Cochmann, Kochman, Kochmann, Cockman, Kockman, Kockmann and many more.

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Coggman Early History


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Coggman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coggman research. Another 105 words (8 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coggman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coggman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coggman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Another 25 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Coggman 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



European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Coggmans to arrive in North America, and among them were: William Cockman who settled in Virginia in 1653; Bern Heiner Kockmann settled in America in 1848; Joseph Kockman, age 22; arrived in New York City in 1873.

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