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Cowan Family History

Cowan Name Meaning
Scottish: reduced form of McCowen.

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

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Name Distribution of Cowan Families

  • Number of Cowan families
     198 - 394
     67 - 197
     1 - 66
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cowan families
     269 - 536
     90 - 268
     1 - 89
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cowan families
     759 - 1,515
     254 - 758
     1 - 253
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cowan census records

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Cowan Family Origin

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Cowan Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Cowan families immigrated to the United States. You can focus your search to immigration records dating from that era.

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Average Life Expectancy for Cowan

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family.

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Cowan Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cowan census records

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Cowan Civil War Service Records

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