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Kogmen History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Bavaria, Germany is the ancestral home of the Kogmen family. The Germans began using hereditary surnames in the 12th century. Kogmen is an occupational name, which was derived from the kind of work done by the original bearer. It is a name for a cook in a castle or for a nobleman. The name Cogman was originally derived from the Old German word choc, which in turn was originally derived from the Latin word "coquus," meaning "cook." It was given to a person who prepared food or was a chef.

Early Origins of the Kogmen family


The surname Kogmen was first found in Spire (Speyer) where since medieval times the name Cogman was closely associated with the social and political advancements of the region's feudal society. Cogman eventually emerged as a noble family with great influence and established several distinguished branches.

Early History of the Kogmen family


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Kogmen Spelling Variations


In the medieval era, many different cultural groups lived in the German states. There are thus many regional variations of German surnames from that era. Westphalians spoke Low German, which is similar to modern Dutch. Many German names carry suffixes that identify where they came from. Others have phrases attached that identify something about the original bearer. Other variations in German names resulted from the fact that medieval scribes worked without the aid of any spelling rules. The spelling variations of the name Kogmen include Cogman, Coggman, Cogmann, Cogmen, Coggmen Coggmann, Kogman Koggman, Kogmen, Kogmann, Koggmann, Cochman, Cochmann, Kochman, Kochmann, Cockman, Kockman, Kockmann and many more.

Early Notables of the Kogmen family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Kogmen family to the New World and Oceana


The great European flow of migration to North America, which began in the middle of the 17th century and continued into the 20th century, was particularly attractive to those from Bavaria who wished to escape either poverty or religious persecution. For many Bavarian tenant farmers, the chance to own their own land was a major incentive. So the widespread colonization of the United States began in 1650, when many immigrants from Germany settled in pockets in Pennsylvania, Texas, New York, Illinois, and California. In Canada, German settlement centered in Ontario and the prairie Among those of this surname listed in various historical records were: William Cockman who settled in Virginia in 1653; Bern Heiner Kockmann settled in America in 1848; Joseph Kockman, age 22; arrived in New York City in 1873.

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