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

Goggin Early Origins



The surname Goggin 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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Goggin Spelling Variations


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Goggin Spelling Variations



There are relatively few surnames native to Wales, but they have an inordinately large number of spelling variations. Early variations of Welsh surnames can be explained by the fact that very few people in the early Middle Ages were literate. Priests and the few other literate people were responsible for recording names in official documents. And because most people could not specific how to properly record their names it was up to the individual recorder of that time to determine how a spoken name should be recorded. Variations due to the imprecise or improper recording of a name continued later in history when names originally composed in the Brythonic Celtic, language of Wales, known by natives as Cymraeg, were transliterated into English. Welsh names that were documented in English often changed dramatically since the native language of Wales, which was highly inflected, did not copy well. Occasionally, however, spelling variations were carried out according to an individual's specific design: a branch loyalty within the family, a religious adherence, or even patriotic affiliations could be indicated by minor variations. The spelling variations of the name Goggin have included Cogan, Cogen, Coogan, Coogen, Coogin, Coggan, Coggen, Coggin, Coggins, Gogan, Goggin and many more.

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Goggin Early History


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Goggin Early History



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

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Goggin Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Goggin Early Notables (pre 1700)



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

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Goggin In Ireland


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Goggin In Ireland



Some of the Goggin 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



Many Welsh families joined their Scottish and Irish neighbors during the late 1800s and early 1900s in seeking refuge in North Ameri ca. Like the Irish and Scottish, many Welsh anxiously awaited the work, freedom, and opportunities that they believed lay in North America. Those who did journey over to the United States and what became known as Canada often realized those dreams, but only through much toil and perseverance. Whenever and however these Welsh immigrants arrived in North America, they were instrumental in the creation of the industry, commerce, and cultural heritage within those two developing nations. In the immigration and passenger lists a number of early immigrants bearing the name Goggin were found:

Goggin Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Richard Goggin, who arrived in Virginia in 1717

Goggin Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Goggin, who landed in Mississippi in 1840
  • Miles Goggin, aged 26, arrived in Mobile County, Ala in 1840
  • William Goggin, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1860
  • Cecilia Goggin, aged 24, who emigrated to the United States, in 1893

Goggin Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Elizabeth M. Goggin, aged 30, who emigrated to the United States from Cornwall, in 1906
  • Bridget Goggin, aged 17, who settled in America from Schull, Ireland, in 1908
  • Edmond Lawrence Goggin, aged 20, who landed in America from Colchester, England, in 1909
  • Cornelis Goggin, aged 52, who settled in America from Dublin, Ireland, in 1910
  • Daniel Goggin, aged 22, who emigrated to the United States from Millstreet, Ireland, in 1910
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Goggin Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Patrick Goggin, who landed in Nova Scotia in 1831
  • John Goggin, aged 28, a smith, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Norry Goggin, aged 25, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Kitty Goggin, aged 6, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • Mary Goggin, aged 4, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the brig "Charity" from Kinsale, Ireland
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Goggin (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Goggin (post 1700)



  • William Leftwich Goggin (1807-1870), American politician, Member of Virginia State Legislature, 1836; U.S. Representative from Virginia, 1839-43, 1844-45, 1847-49
  • R. J. Goggin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Ohio, 1940
  • George T. Goggin, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1960, 1964
  • Dennis Goggin, American Democrat politician, Alternate Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Idaho, 1952
  • Charles H. Goggin, American Republican politician, Alternate Delegate to Republican National Convention from Michigan, 1936, 1940
  • John Mann Goggin (1916-1963), American cultural anthropologist
  • William Leftwich Goggin (1807-1870), American politician and lawyer from Virginia
  • Charles "Chuck" Francis Goggin (b. 1945), American retired Major League Baseball utility player
  • Dan Goggin (b. 1943), American writer, composer, and lyricist for musical theatre
  • Juanita W. Goggin (1935-2010), the first African-American woman elected to the South Carolina legislature
  • ... (Another 7 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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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. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    2. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
    3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. 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.
    5. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
    6. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    7. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    8. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    9. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    10. Bullock, L.G. Historical Map of England and Wales. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1971. Print.
    11. ...

    The Goggin Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Goggin 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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