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Cowden Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of at least three places named Cowden. One in Northumbria occurs in 1286 as Colden and is derived from Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + denu ‘valley’; that in East Yorkshire occurs in Domesday Book as Coledun and is from Old English col + dun ‘hill’; while one in Kent is recorded in 1160 as Cudena and is from Old English cu ‘cow’ + denn ‘pasture’. The last does not appear to have yielded any surnames; the surname is more or less restricted to northern England, and is also found in northern Ireland, where it may be of Scottish origin, from places called Cowden near Dollar and near Dalkeith, Lothian.

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


Similar surnames: Bowden, Howden, Colden, Crowden, Rowden, Dowden, Ogden, Cowey, Cowie

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Cowden Family Origin

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Cowden Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Keeping House

    8%
  • Farming

    6%
  • Laborer

    5%

In 1880, the most common Cowden occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Cowden's were Farmers. Farmer, Keeping House and Farming were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cowden. A less common occupation for the Cowden family was Laborer.

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