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Updated June 9, 2019

Family name origins & meanings

  • 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.

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