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

Coughlan Early Origins



The surname Coughlan 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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Coughlan Spelling Variations


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Coughlan Spelling Variations



The recording of names in Ireland in the Middle Ages was an inconsistent endeavor at best. The standardized literary languages of today were not yet reached the general citizenry. Research into the name Coughlan revealed spelling variations, including Coghlan, Coughlan, MacCoughlan, McCoughlan, Coglan, Couglan, Coughlin and many more.

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Coughlan Early History


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Coughlan Early History



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

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Coughlan Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Coughlan Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Coughlan Notables 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



Irish families fled the English-colonized Ireland in record numbers during the 19th century for North Ameri ca. Many of those destitute families died from disease during, and even shortly after, the long journey. Although those that immigrated before the Great Potato Famine of the 1840s often were granted a tract of land, those that arrived later were generally accommodated in urban centers or in work camps. Those in the urban centers would labor in the manufacturing sector, whereas those in work camps would to build critical infrastructures such as bridges, canals, roads, and railways. Regardless of when these Irish immigrants came to North America, they were critical for the rapid development of the young nations of the United States and Canada. Early immigration and passenger lists have recorded many early immigrants bearing the name of Coughlan:

Coughlan Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Honor Coughlan, who arrived in Maryland in 1678
  • John Coughlan, who arrived in Maryland in 1679

Coughlan Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Elinor Coughlan, who landed in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746

Coughlan Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Cornelius Coughlan, who landed in America in 1801
  • James Coughlan, who landed in New York, NY in 1815
  • Thomas Coughlan, who arrived in New York in 1834
  • Patrick Coughlan, who arrived in New York in 1842
  • Ellen Coughlan settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1849
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coughlan Settlers in Canada in the 18th Century

  • Lawrence Coughlan, who landed in Newfoundland in 1766 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0

Coughlan Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Richard Coughlan, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1833
  • Mr. Batherolomew Coughlan, aged 2 years and 6 months who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Wakefield" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [2]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. 21)
  • Ms. Catherine Coughlan, aged 20 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Sir Henry Pottinger" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [2]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. 21)
  • Miss. Catherine Coughlan who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Achilles" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in 1847 [2]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. 21)
  • Mr. Jeremiah Coughlan, aged 25 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "James Moran" departing from the port of Liverpool, England but died on Grosse Isle in August 1847 [2]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. 21)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Coughlan Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Coughlan, a tailor, arrived in New South Wales, Australia sometime between 1825 and 1832
  • Patrick Coughlan, aged 32, a herdsman, arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Sir Edward Parry"
  • Ellen Coughlan, aged 21, a domestic servant, arrived in South Australia in 1855 aboard the ship "Nashwauk"

Coughlan Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Micheal Coughlan, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Eveline" in 1865
  • Lawrence Coughlan, aged 21, a farm labourer, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Oxford" in 1874
  • Patrick Coughlan, aged 30, a farmer, arrived in Nelson aboard the ship "Adamant" in 1874
  • James Coughlan, aged 27, a painter, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • Anne Coughlan, aged 23, arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Dilharree" in 1875
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Coughlan (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Coughlan (post 1700)



  • Marisa Christine Coughlan (b. 1974), American actress
  • Tony Coughlan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from California, 2008
  • Harry O. Coughlan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from New Jersey, 1932
  • Frank T. Coughlan, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Ohio, 1912
  • John Robert Coughlan, American author
  • John Coughlan (1898-1965), Irish sportsman
  • Clement Coughlan (1942-1983), Irish politician and school teacher
  • Cathal Coughlan, Irish singer songwriter
  • Cathal Seán Coughlan (1937-1986), Irish Fianna Fáil politician
  • Eugene Coughlan (b. 1956), retired Irish sportsperson
  • ... (Another 13 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Coughlan Historic Events


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Coughlan Historic Events




HMS Repulse

  • Mr. Jeremiah Daniel Coughlan, British Petty Officer Stoker, who sailed into battle on the HMS Repulse and died during the sinking

RMS Lusitania

  • Master Jeremiah Bernard Coughlan, American 3rd Class passenger from Butte, Montana, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Master John Coughlan Jr., American 3rd Class passenger from Butte, Montana, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Mrs. Katherine Coughlan, American 3rd Class passenger from Butte, Montana, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and survived the sinking
  • Miss Margaret Coughlan, American 3rd Class passenger from Butte, Montana, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking and was recovered
  • Mr. John J. Coughlan, American 3rd Class passenger from Butte, Montana, USA, who sailed aboard the RMS Lusitania and died in the sinking

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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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Coughlan Family Crest Products


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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ Seary E.R., Family Names of the Island of Newfoundland, Montreal: McGill's-Queen's Universtity Press 1998 ISBN 0-7735-1782-0
  2. ^ 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. 21)

Other References

  1. 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.
  2. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  3. Kennedy, Patrick. Kennedy's Book of Arms. Canterbury: Achievements, 1967. Print.
  4. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  5. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
  6. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  7. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  8. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  9. Heraldic Scroll and Map of Family names and Origins of Ireland. Dublin: Mullins. Print.
  10. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
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The Coughlan Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Coughlan 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.

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