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Coogan History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Celtic in origin, the name Coogan came from the rugged landscape of Wales. The name's origins go back to a time when the Coogan family lived in the parish of Cogan, which is in the diocese of Llandaff in the county of Glamorgan. The surname Coogan belongs to the category of habitation names, which are derived from pre-existing names for towns, villages, parishes, or farmsteads.

Early Origins of the Coogan family


The surname Coogan was first found in Glamorganshire (Welsh: Sir Forgannwg), a region of South Wales, anciently part of the Welsh kingdom of Glywysing, where they held a family seat from very ancient times, some say well before the Norman Conquest and the arrival of Duke William at Hastings in 1066 A.D.

Early History of the Coogan family


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Coogan Spelling Variations


The Welsh have an extremely large amount of spelling variations of their native surnames to their credit. The earliest explanation for the preponderance of spelling variations is that when Welsh surnames were in Welsh and accordingly were difficult to translate into English. It was therefore up to the priest or the scribe taking the official records to determine how the spoken name was to be made literal. As time progressed, the old Brythonic names of Wales were recorded in English, which was especially problematic since the English language had extreme difficulty recording the highly inflected sounds of Cymraeg. Spelling variations were, however, also carried out according to an individual's design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by spelling variations of one's name. The spelling variations of the name Coogan have included Cogan, Cogen, Coogan, Coogen, Coogin, Coggan, Coggen, Coggin, Coggins, Gogan, Goggin and many more.

Early Notables of the Coogan family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Coogan family to Ireland


Some of the Coogan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt.
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Migration of the Coogan family to the New World and Oceana


During the latter half of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, the people of Wales journeyed to North America to find a new life. They made major contributions to the arts, industry and commerce of both Canada and the United States, and added a rich cultural heritage to their newly adopted societies. A look at the immigration and passenger lists has shown a number of people bearing the name Coogan:

Coogan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Catherine Coogan, aged 8, who landed in America from Ireland, in 1893
  • Hugh Coogan, aged 2, who emigrated to the United States from Ireland, in 1893

Coogan Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • H. J. Coogan, who emigrated to America from London, in 1903
  • Corns Coogan, aged 4, who landed in America, in 1904
  • James Coogan, aged 22, who landed in America from Fermory, Ireland, in 1907
  • Daniel Coogan, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Glasgow, Scotland, in 1909
  • Bridget Coogan, aged 25, who emigrated to the United States from Charlestown, Ireland, in 1914
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coogan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • James Coogan, who landed in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1843
  • Mr. James Coogan, aged 15 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Lady Flora Hastings" departing 11th May 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 26th June 1847 but he died on board [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 70)
  • Mr. John Coogan who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Abbotsford" departing 23rd April 1847 from Dublin, Ireland; the ship arrived on 21st June 1847 but he died on board [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 70)
  • Miss. Judith Coogan, aged 7 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Columbia" departing 1st May 1847 from Sligo, Ireland; the ship arrived on 10th June 1847 but she died on board [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 70)
  • Miss. Mary Coogan, aged 1 who was emigrating through Grosse Isle Quarantine Station, Quebec aboard the ship "Bee" departing 17th April 1847 from Cork, Ireland; the ship arrived on 12th June 1847 but she died on board [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 70)

Coogan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Coogan, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Wednesday 13th September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1854.shtml.
  • Anne Coogan, aged 19, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Teresa Coogan, aged 21, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"
  • Mary Coogan, aged 19, a servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino" [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.

Contemporary Notables of the name Coogan (post 1700)


  • Richard Coogan (1914-2014), American actor, best known for his portrayal of Captain Video in Captain Video and His Video Rangers from 1949 to 1950
  • Keith Coogan (b. 1970), American actor, grandson of actor Jackie Coogan
  • John Leslie "Jackie" Coogan (1914-1984), American child actor in silent films who sued his mother and stepfather over his squandered film earnings which led to the Coogans Act
  • Brian Coogan (b. 1979), American keyboardist and vocalist
  • Gwynneth Coogan (b. 1965), former American Olympic athlete, educator and mathematician
  • Timothy Patrick "Tim Pat" Coogan (b. 1935), Irish writer, broadcaster and newspaper columnist
  • Stephen John "Steve" Coogan (b. 1965), British BAFTA Award winning comedian, actor, writer and producer

The Coogan 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: Constans fidei
Motto Translation: Constant to honor.


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Citations


  1. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 70)
  2. ^ South Australian Register Wednesday 13th September 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Confiance 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/confiance1854.shtml.
  3. ^ South Australian Register. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Navarino 1857. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/navarino1857.shtml.

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