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Cowsert Name Meaning

Possibly an altered form of English and Scottish Cowser . Alternatively perhaps an altered form of Flemish Cousaert: from the personal name Gossaert (see Gossard ) or alternatively a nickname for a flatterer or a tattler from Middle Dutch cosen ‘to chatter or flatter’.

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


Similar surnames: Covert, Koser, Conser, Bowser, Clower, Cooper, Colvert, Rowser

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Where is the Cowsert family from?

You can see how Cowsert families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cowsert family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1840 and 1920. The most Cowsert families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 4 Cowsert families living in Illinois. This was about 50% of all the recorded Cowsert's in USA. Illinois had the highest population of Cowsert families in 1840.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cowsert surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cowsert ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Cowsert. 30% of Cowsert men worked as a Farmer and 30% of Cowsert women worked as a Housewife. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cowsert were New Worker and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    30%
  • Laborer
    27%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • New Worker
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housewife
    30%
  • Waitress
    18%
  • Clerk
    18%
  • Teacher
    12%
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Census Records

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Passenger Lists

There are 121 immigration records available for the last name Cowsert. 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 Cards

There are 904 military records available for the last name Cowsert. For the veterans among your Cowsert ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cowsert lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Cowsert life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1959, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Cowsert in 1950 was 72, and 81 in 2004.

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