Cowan Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McCowen.

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


Similar surnames: Gowan, Rowan, Coan, Cohan, Cogan, Cowen, Cowans, Cowin, Gowen, Dolan

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Cowan Family Origin

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Cowan Family Occupations

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In 1880, the most common Cowan occupation in the USA was Farmer. 39% of Cowan's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cowan family was Farming. Farmer, Keeping House and Laborer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cowan.

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  • Farmer

    39%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Laborer

    6%
  • Farming

    4%

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Cowan Historical Records

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Cowan Life Expectancy

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Between 1941 and 2004, Cowan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cowan in 1941 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

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