Cogil History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Cogil is a name whose history is connected to the ancient Anglo-Saxon tribes of Britain. The name is derived from when the Cogil family once lived in Cockhill, in Yorkshire. It is from the place-name that the family name is derived.

Early Origins of the Cogil family

The surname Cogil 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] There is another Cockhill in Somerset but this was the ancient home of the Carey family. [2]

Important Dates for the Cogil family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cogil research. Another 94 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1633 and 1692 are included under the topic Early Cogil History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cogil Spelling Variations

Sound was what guided spelling in the essentially pre-literate Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Also, before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Therefore, spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cogil family name include Coghill, Coggshill, Cockhill, Cogdill, Cogdell and others.

Early Notables of the Cogil family (pre 1700)

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

Migration of the Cogil family to Ireland

Some of the Cogil family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
Another 71 words (5 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Migration of the Cogil family

For political, religious, and economic reasons, thousands of English families boarded ships for Ireland, Canada, the America colonies, and many of smaller tropical colonies in the hope of finding better lives abroad. Although the passage on the cramped, dank ships caused many to arrive in the New World diseased and starving, those families that survived the trip often went on to make valuable contributions to those new societies to which they arrived. Early immigrants bearing the Cogil surname or a spelling variation of the name include: Mary Coghill, who settled in Virginia in 1684; George Coggshill, who settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1822; and D.J. Coghill, who arrived in San Francisco, California in 1851..

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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.
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