Last name: COGAN

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COGAN : This last name is indexed 36,739 times on Geneanet!

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COGAN : 4: Americanized form of Jewish (from Ukraine) Kogan from the Russian pronunciation of Cohen.1: Irish and Welsh (of Norman origin): habitational name from Cogan near Cardiff which may have been named with a Welsh word meaning ‘bowl depression’. In 1166 Milo de Cogan held two fees near Penarth (Glamorganshire) of William earl of Gloucester. Members of this Norman family probably account for the name's appearance in 13th-century Berwickshire. By this time the family was also present in Ireland associated with counties Limerick and Cork. It may have been the Irish branch that later brought the name to southwest Scotland.2: Irish (Leitrim): variant of Coogan.3: English: variant of Cockayne.

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