is the ancestral home of the Coggmen family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames
in the 12th century. Coggmen 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.
Early Origins of the Coggmen family
The surname Coggmen 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.
Early History of the Coggmen family
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Coggmen Spelling Variations
Many cultural groups lived in the German states in medieval times. Each had its own dialect and traditions, and unique variations of popular names. Low German, which is similar to contemporary Dutch, was spoken in Westphalia
. German names are characterized by additions such as regional suffixes and phrases that tell something about the origin or background of its original bearer. Further contributing to the variation in German names was the fact that there were no spelling rules in medieval times: scribes recorded names according to their sound. The recorded spelling variations
of Coggmen include Cogman, Coggman, Cogmann, Cogmen, Coggmen Coggmann, Kogman Koggman, Kogmen, Kogmann, Koggmann, Cochman, Cochmann, Kochman, Kochmann, Cockman, Kockman, Kockmann and many more.
Early Notables of the Coggmen family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Coggmen family to the New World and Oceana
Thousands of German settlers came to North America between the mid-17th and mid-20th centuries. The hardships of the long voyage were balanced by the opportunity to escape poverty and religious persecution. The descendents of these settlers still populate the states of Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many also live in Ontario and the prairie provinces of Canada. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Coggmen or a variant listed above: 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.