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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)



More information is included under the topic Early Coghill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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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


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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, landed in New York in 1801
  • 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 [3]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 [3]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, arrived in Van Diemenís Land (now Tasmania) sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Alexander Coghill arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Mitchell" in 1849
  • Sarah Coghill arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "John Mitchell" in 1849
  • James Coghill, aged 22, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1859 aboard the ship "Escort"
  • Mary Coghill, aged 24, a domestic servant, 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
  • Kenneth Lassiter Coghill, American Democrat politician, Member of West Virginia State House of Delegates from Kanawha County, 1965-66; Defeated, 1968, 1970
  • John M. Coghill, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Maine 3rd District, 1946
  • John B. Coghill Jr., American Republican politician, Member of Alaska State House of Representatives 32nd District, 2001
  • 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
  • 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. ^ 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

Other References

  1. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  2. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
  3. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
  5. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1968. Print.
  8. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
  9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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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.

This page was last modified on 20 January 2016 at 11:01.

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