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Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Cogmen family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Cogmen 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 Cogmen family


The surname Cogmen 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.

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Early History of the Cogmen family

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Early History of the Cogmen family


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Cogmen Spelling Variations

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Cogmen 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 Cogmen include Cogman, Coggman, Cogmann, Cogmen, Coggmen Coggmann, Kogman Koggman, Kogmen, Kogmann, Koggmann, Cochman, Cochmann, Kochman, Kochmann, Cockman, Kockman, Kockmann and many more.

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Early Notables of the Cogmen family (pre 1700)

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Early Notables of the Cogmen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cogmen family to the New World and Oceana

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Migration of the Cogmen family to the New World and Oceana


European migration to North America began in the mid-17th century and continued unabated until the mid-20th. Many Bavarians made the long trip to escape poverty or persecution based on their religious beliefs. The chance for tenant farmers to own their own land was also a major drawing card. They settled all across the United States in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. Many came to Canada also, settling in Ontario and the prairie provinces. Analysis of immigration records has shown some of the first Cogmens to arrive in North America, and among them were: 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.

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