Cogan Name Meaning

Americanized form of Jewish (from Ukraine) Kogan, from the Russian pronunciation of Cohen. Irish (of Welsh origin): habitational name from an area near Cardiff, which may have been named with a Welsh word meaning ‘bowl’, ‘depression’. There is evidence of a family named de Cogan in the 12th century, and by the 13th century the name was also associated with Somerset, Devon, County Limerick, and County Cork. Irish (Leitrim): variant of Coogan.

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


Similar surnames: Wogan, Coggan, Logan, Kogan, Cohan, Coan, Coran, Colgan, Gogan

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Cogan Family Origin

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Cogan Family Occupations

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  • Going To School

    21%
  • Cultivateur

    8%
  • Servant

    8%
  • Apprentice

    4%

In 1881, Going To School, Cultivateur and Servant were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cogan. The most common Cogan occupation in Canada was Going To School. 21% of Cogan's were Going To Schools. A less common occupation for the Cogan family was Apprentice.

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Between 1943 and 2004, Cogan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Cogan in 1943 was 57, and 74 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cogan

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