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Coghill Name Meaning

English: habitational name, possibly from Cogill in Aysgarth, North Yorkshire, which is named with Old English cot ‘cottage’ + Old Norse kelda ‘spring’, or perhaps from any of the numerous places named Cowgill or Cow Gill (see Cowgill). Scottish: said to be an Americanized form of Danish Køgel. Compare Kugel.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Cowgill, Cogbill, Gill, Grill, Cowell, Child, Cogdill, Cohill

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Where is the Coghill family from?

You can see how Coghill families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Coghill family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Coghill families were found in and Scotland in 1841. In 1840 there were 11 Coghill families living in Kentucky. This was about 44% of all the recorded Coghill's in USA. Kentucky had the highest population of Coghill families in 1840.
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What did your Coghill ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Saleslady were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Coghill. 28% of Coghill men worked as a Farmer and 20% of Coghill women worked as a Saleslady. Some less common occupations for Americans named Coghill were Carpenter and Clerk. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    28%
  • Laborer
    18%
  • Salesman
    6%
  • Carpenter
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Saleslady
    20%
  • Stenographer
    16%
  • Housekeeper
    10%
  • Clerk
    10%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Coghill. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Coghill. For the veterans among your Coghill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Coghill lifespan?

Between 1951 and 2004, in the United States, Coghill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1951, and highest in 2002. The average life expectancy for Coghill in 1951 was 55, and 78 in 2004.

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