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Cowey Family History

Cowey Name Meaning
Southeastern English: habitational name from Cowey Green in Essex.Northern English: variant spelling of Scottish Cowie, found chiefly in County Durham.

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

34,238 Historical Documents with Cowey on Ancestry.com
10,251 Birth, Marriage, and Deaths
491 Military Records
882 Immigration Records
7,059 Census and Voter Lists
15,555 Member Trees

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Name Distribution of Cowey Families

  • Number of Cowey families
     5 - 7
     2 - 4
     1
     
    from the 1920 US Federal Census Data
  • Number of Cowey families
     100 - 198
     34 - 99
     1 - 33
     
    from the 1891 England and Wales Census Data
  • Number of Cowey families
     2 - 1
     2 - 1
     1
     
    from the 1891 Scotland Census Data

Cowey census records

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Cowey Family Origin

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Cowey Immigration Information

from the New York Passenger Lists

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You can find out when most of the Cowey 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 Cowey

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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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Cowey Family Occupations

from 1880 Federal Census Data

Cowey census records

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Cowey Civil War Service Records

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