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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.

Coogan Early Origins



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.

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Coogan Spelling Variations


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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.

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Coogan Early History


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Coogan Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Coogan research. Another 225 words (16 lines of text) covering the year 1172 is included under the topic Early Coogan History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Coogan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coogan Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Coogan In Ireland


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Coogan In Ireland



Some of the Coogan family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 179 words (13 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



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

Coogan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Mary Coogan, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Confiance"
  • Anne Coogan, aged 19, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Grand Trianon"
  • Teresa Coogan, aged 21, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Victoria Regia"
  • Mary Coogan, aged 19, a servant, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Navarino"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coogan (post 1700)


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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

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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: Constans fidei
Motto Translation: Constant to honor.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Davies, R. R. The Age of Conquest: Wales, 1063-1415. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. Print.
    2. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    3. Crispin, M. Jackson and Leonce Mary. Falaise Roll Recording Prominent Companions of William Duke of Normandy at the Conquest of England. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    4. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    5. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    6. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    7. Rowlands, John, John Rowlands and Sheila Rowlands. Welsh Family History: A Guide to Research. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1999. Print. (ISBN 080631620).
    8. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    9. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    10. 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.
    11. ...

    The Coogan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coogan 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 21 November 2016 at 06:31.

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