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The roots of the Anglo-Saxon name Coghill come from when the family resided in Cockhill, in Yorkshire. It is from the place-name that the family name is derived.

Coghill Early Origins



The surname Coghill 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. [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
There is another Cockhill in Somerset but this was the ancient home of the Carey family. [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.

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Coghill Spelling Variations


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Coghill Spelling Variations



The English language only became standardized in the last few centuries; therefore, spelling variations are common among early Anglo-Saxon names. As the form of the English language changed, even the spelling of literate people's names evolved. Coghill has been recorded under many different variations, including Coghill, Coggshill, Cockhill, Cogdill, Cogdell and others.

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Coghill Early History


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Coghill Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coghill research. Another 187 words (13 lines of text) covering the years 1633 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Coghill History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coghill Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coghill Early Notables (pre 1700)



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Coghill In Ireland


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Coghill In Ireland



Some of the Coghill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 131 words (9 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



For many English families, the political and religious disarray that shrouded England made the far away New World an attractive prospect. On cramped disease-ridden ships, thousands migrated to those British colonies that would eventually become Canada and the United States. Those hardy settlers that survived the journey often went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations in which they landed. Analysis of immigration records indicates that some of the first North American immigrants bore the name Coghill or a variant listed above:

Coghill Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Mary Coghill, who settled in Virginia in 1684

Coghill Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Coghill, aged 36, who landed in New York in 1801 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • D. J. Coghill, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851

Coghill Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Mr. George Coghill Jr., U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  • Mr. George Coghill Sr., U.E. who settled in Home District, [Niagara], Lincoln County, Ontario c. 1783 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X

Coghill Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • George Coghill, a shoemaker, who arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Alexander Coghill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Mitchell" in 1849 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The JOHN MITCHELL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMitchell.htm
  • Sarah Coghill, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Mitchell" in 1849 [5]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The JOHN MITCHELL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMitchell.htm
  • James Coghill, aged 22, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"
  • Mary Coghill, aged 24, a domestic servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coghill (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coghill (post 1700)



  • George E. Coghill (1872-1941), English peer, American anatomist
  • George Coghill (b. 1970), American former football safety for the Denver Broncos (1998-2001)
  • John Bruce Coghill Jr. (b. 2013), American politician, Majority Leader of the Alaska State Senate
  • John Bruce "Jack" Coghill (b. 1925), American politician, the 8th Lieutenant Governor of Alaska (1990 to 1994)
  • Robert A. Coghill, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Virginia, 1860, 1876 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Kenneth Lassiter Coghill, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1965-66; Defeated, 1968, 1970 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John M. Coghill, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 3rd District, 1946 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John B. Coghill Jr., American Republican politician, Member of Alaska State House of Representatives 32nd District, 2001 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John B. Coghill (b. 1925), American Republican politician, Member of Alaska Territorial House of Representatives 4th District, 1953-54, 1957-58; Delegate to Alaska State Constitutional Convention, 1955-56 [6]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Sir John Coghill (d. 1785), English peer, 1st Baronet of the Coghill Baronets of Richings
  • ... (Another 13 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: Non dormit qui custodit
Motto Translation: No sleep for those on guard.


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Bardsley, C.W, A Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames: With Special American Instances. Wiltshire: Heraldry Today, 1901. Print. (ISBN 0-900455-44-6)
  2. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  4. ^ Rubincam, Milton. The Old United Empire Loyalists List. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1976. (Originally published as; United Empire Loyalists. The Centennial of the Settlement of Upper Canada. Rose Publishing Company, 1885.) ISBN 0-8063-0331-X
  5. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) The JOHN MITCHELL 1849. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1849JohnMitchell.htm
  6. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2016, January 20) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

Other References

  1. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  3. Hanks, Hodges, Mills and Room. The Oxford Names Companion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2002. Print. (ISBN 0-19-860561-7).
  4. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
  5. Fairbairn. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
  6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  7. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  8. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
  9. Innes, Thomas and Learney. The Tartans of the Clans and Families of Scotland 1st Edition. Edinburgh: W & A. K. Johnston Limited, 1938. Print.
  10. Hanks, Patricia and Flavia Hodges. A Dictionary of Surnames. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988. Print. (ISBN 0-19-211592-8).
  11. ...

The Coghill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coghill 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.

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