Cowey Family History

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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

Similar surnames: Cowen, Corey, Howey, Coley, Cowley, Coey, Coney, Cosey, Cobey, Cowee

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Cowey Family Origin

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Cowey Family Occupations

What did your Cowey ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cowey family was Fireman. Farmer, Laborer and Doctor were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cowey. The most common Cowey occupation in the USA was Farmer. 24% of Cowey's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Laborer

  • Doctor

  • Fireman


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Cowey ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Cowey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Cowey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cowey census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 956 immigration records available for the last name Cowey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 593 military records available for the last name Cowey. For the veterans among your Cowey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cowey Life Expectancy

What is the average Cowey lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Cowey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Cowey in 1963 was 76, and 62 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cowey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cowey ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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