Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a sailor or master of a type of small boat called a cog in Old English. A cogger was a person who sailed such boats.
Early Origins of the Cowger family
Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times. The earliest known bearer of the name was registered as Arnaldus Coggorius in the Pipe Rolls of Lincolnshire for 1195.
Early History of the Cowger family
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Cowger Spelling Variations
spelling variations under which the name Cowger has appeared include Cogger, Coggere, Cogere, Coger, Coggorius, Cowger and others.
Early Notables of the Cowger family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cowger family to the New World and Oceana
At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cowger arrived in North America very early:
Cowger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Cowger (post 1700)
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