Cochran Family History & Genealogy
Biographies & Family Trees
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Most Common First Names
- John 3.3%
- James 3.2%
- William 3.2%
- Robert 2.1%
- Mary 2.0%
- Charles 1.6%
- George 1.3%
- Thomas 1.1%
- Margaret 0.7%
- David 0.7%
Cochran Last Name History & Origin
Nationality & Ethnicity
These are the earliest records we have of the Cochran family.
Cochran Death Records & Life Expectancy
According to our database of 22,931 people with the last name Cochran that have a birth and death date listed:
These are the longest-lived members of the Cochran family on AncientFaces.
- Emily Cochran lived 107 years
- E Cochran lived 107 years
- Mary A Cochran lived 107 years
- Helen W Cochran lived 107 years
- Dottie Cochran lived 105 years
- Jessie Cochran lived 105 years
- Pearl Cochran lived 106 years
- May F Cochran lived 106 years
- Louise Cochran lived 105 years
- Lillian M Cochran lived 106 years
The story goes he lived in we think 60, South Street New Ross, and made himeself a clock , as there was a gas lamp outside his house, he put his newly made clock in the front downstairs window of his house, then realised many people didn't have clocks, so he turned the clock around in the window so people could see the time, even when it was dark because of the gas lamp.
We think, but not sure as yet that he was commisioned to make the clock for 'The Tholsel' (the town hall) that clock is still working.
HUGH's Father my G.G.Grandfather was also a watch and clock maker in LURGAN ,Northern Ireland in the very early 1800s.
I have recently learnt that a lady in New York City USA has one of HUGH HALL COCHRAN'S grandfather clocks,
If you know of anyone else who owns one of his clocks please let me know, they will be at least 150 years old.
The lady in New York says hers is still working very well.
I Look forward to hearing from anyone who has anything to do with the Irish Cochran's
He at some point made a clock for himself, but realizing many people had'nt got their own clocks, he put his own clock in his front window of his house, which had a gass lamp outside so people passing in the dark could see the time, he was later commissioned to make 'The Tholsel (Town Hall) clock, which is still in use today in New Ross.
His son my Grandfather,Samuel was a watch and clock maker, he served his apprenteship at John Fegan's jewelers in New Ross, before moving to Dublin where he worked for John Morton jewelers for about fifty years.
I wonder if there are any Cochran clocks still around ?