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Cowell Family History

Cowell Name Meaning
English: habitational name from places in Lancashire and Gloucestershire called Cowhill, from Old English cu ‘cow’ + hyll ‘hill’.possibly also an Americanized form of Polish, Jewish, and Sorbian Kowal.

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

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168,441 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
9,913 Military Records
14,489 Immigration Records
115,602 Census and Voter Lists
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Name Distribution of Cowell Families

  • Number of Cowell families
     68 - 133
     23 - 67
     1 - 22
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cowell families
     687 - 1,372
     230 - 686
     1 - 229
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cowell families
     10 - 17
     4 - 9
     1 - 3
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cowell census records

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Cowell Family Origin

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Cowell Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Cowell 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 Cowell

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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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Cowell Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cowell census records

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Cowell Civil War Service Records

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