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The name Coghlan has undergone many variations in the time that has passed since its genesis. In Gaelic it appeared as Mac Cochlain or O Cochlain.

Coghlan Early Origins



The surname Coghlan was first found in Munster where Dealbha, brother of King Blad of Munster, is the traditional ancestor of this family. There were two different septs which have become known as Coughlan: the MacCoughlans, who dwelled in the barony of Garrycastle in Offaly, and the O'Coughlans, who lived in the baronies of Carbery and Ballymore in Cork. In Cork, they occupied the territories known as the baronies of Carbery and Ballymore. The MacCoughlans were the more important of the two septs until they dissolved and scattered during the 18th century. They were a Dalcassian sept, and their chief was referred to as Chief of Delvin MacCoughlan. In 1858, they were still recorded as landlords at Cloghan, near Banagher, but they vanished within fifty years. However, the O'Coughlans, who were recorded in large numbers at the time of the 1659 census, still continue to be numerous in those territories. This census shows the prefix O to have been largely discarded by that time. The MacCoghlans lost most of their extensive territories during the Anglo Norman invasion of Ireland by Strongbow in 1172, and lost even more during the Cromwellian Invasion in 1641.

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Coghlan Spelling Variations


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Coghlan Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, exact spellings for people's name did not exist. It was up to the literate scribe that was recording a person's name to decide how to spell his name. Names, therefore, often had many spelling variations. The variations of the name Coghlan include: Coghlan, Coughlan, MacCoughlan, McCoughlan, Coglan, Couglan, Coughlin and many more.

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Coghlan Early History


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Coghlan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coghlan research. Another 155 words (11 lines of text) covering the years 159 and 1590 are included under the topic Early Coghlan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coghlan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coghlan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



A great wave of Irish migration occurred during the 19th century as a direct result of English colonial rule and tight-fisted absentee landlords. Many of these Irish immigrants boarded passenger ships bound for North Ameri ca. Those who migrated early enough were given land in either British North America or the United States; those who came in the late 19th century were typically employed in industrial centers as laborers. At whatever age they undertook the dangerous passage to North America, those Irish immigrants were essential to the speedy development of the two infant nations to which they arrived, whether they broke and settled land, helped build canals, bridges, and railroads, or produced products for consumer consumption. An examination of immigration and passenger lists has uncovered a large number of immigrants bearing the name Coghlan or one of its variants:

Coghlan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bartholomew Coghlan, who arrived in Maryland in 1680

Coghlan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Francis Coghlan, who arrived in Virginia in 1715

Coghlan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • James Coghlan, aged 39, landed in New York in 1812
  • James Coghlan settled in New York in 1812
  • Bridget Coghlan, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Catherine Coghlan, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • Mary Coghlan, who landed in New York, NY in 1816
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coghlan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Bart Coghlan, aged 30, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland
  • Margaret Coghlan, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Thomas Hanford" from Cork, Ireland
  • Owen Coghlan, aged 20, a labourer, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick aboard the ship "Sea Horse" in 1833
  • Peggy Coghlan, aged 20, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1834 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Catherine Donohoe Coghlan, who arrived in Nova Scotia in 1836

Coghlan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Winny Coghlan, aged 26, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1850 aboard the ship "Lysander"
  • John Coghlan, aged 21, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1852 aboard the ship "Adelaide"
  • Luke Coghlan, aged 37, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"
  • Biddy Coghlan, aged 20, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"
  • Eliza Coghlan, aged 28, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Thomas Arbuthnot"
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coghlan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Richard Coghlan, aged 50, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
  • Frances Coghlan arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
  • Joseph Coghlan, aged 11, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
  • Susan Coghlan, aged 1 month, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
  • Richard Coghlan, aged 19, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of The Age" in 1874
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coghlan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coghlan (post 1700)



  • Christopher B. Coghlan (b. 1985), American Major League Baseball outfielder for the Chicago Cubs, the 2009 NL Rookie of the Year
  • Frank Coghlan Jr. (1916-2009), American child actor, best known for his role as Billy Batson in the 1941 motion picture serial Adventures of Captain Marvel and for his appearances in Our Gang
  • Rear Admiral Joseph Bulloch Coghlan (1844-1908), American officer in the United States Navy during the American Civil War and the Spanish-American War, eponym of USS Coghlan (DD-326) and USS Coghlan (DD-606)
  • John M. Coghlan (1835-1879), California Republican politician
  • T. J. Coghlan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from South Carolina, 1868; Delegate to South Carolina State Constitutional Convention from Sumter County, 1868
  • John Maxwell Coghlan (1835-1879), American Republican politician, Member of California State Assembly 18th District, 1865-67; U.S. Representative from California 3rd District, 1871-73; Defeated, 1872
  • John M. Coghlan, American politician, Justice of Utah Territorial Supreme Court, 1876-80
  • Daniel Coghlan, American politician, Member of New Jersey State House of Assembly from Morris County, 1868
  • John Coghlan (b. 1989), Irish hurler
  • Eamonn Christopher Coghlan (b. 1952), Irish Senator and former athlete
  • ... (Another 11 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: Fortis in arduis
Motto Translation: Brave in difficulties.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    2. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
    3. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
    4. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of Ireland. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1969. Print.
    5. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
    6. MacLysaght, Edward. The Surnames of Ireland 3rd Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1978. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2278-0).
    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 Co., 1992. Print.
    8. Sullivan, Sir Edward. The Book of Kells 3rd Edition. New York: Crescent Books, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-517-61987-3).
    9. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    10. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
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    The Coghlan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coghlan 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 10 October 2016 at 12:28.

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