Cowdrey Family History
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Cowdrey Name Meaning
English (of Norman origin): habitational name from Coudrai in Seine-Maritime, France, or Coudray in Eure, France, or from Cowdray or Cowdry in Sussex, England. The latter was probably named after one of the places in France. All are named with Old French coudraie ‘hazel copse’ (a collective noun from coudre ‘hazelnut tree’, Late Latin colurus, a metathesized form of classical Latin corylus, from Greek korylos).
Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press