The Irish surname Coughlan is of patronymic origin. The name is derived from the personal name Cochlan, meaning " a short hooded cloak ". The last name thus meaning " son of , or descendant of the hooded one ". The name originated in 2 distinct families, one in County Offaly and the other in county Cork. The Coughlan crest bearing three red lions signifies military strength and personal courage. Today there are more than 1,700 bearers of the surname Coughlan living in The United States.
COUGHLAN FAMILY CREST US$245