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Cogswell Family History

Cogswell Name Meaning
habitational name from Great and Little Coxwell in Oxfordshire, named with an Old English personal name Cocc + Old English wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’.variant of Coggeshall.

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

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Name Distribution of Cogswell Families

  • Number of Cogswell families
     48 - 94
     17 - 47
     1 - 16
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cogswell families
     37 - 72
     13 - 36
     1 - 12
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Sorry, we couldn't find geographic distribution information for the Cogswell last name
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

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Cogswell Family Origin

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Cogswell Immigration Information

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Average Life Expectancy for Cogswell

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Cogswell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

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