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Where is the Cowan family from?
You can see how Cowan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cowan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cowan families were found in USA in 1880. In 1891 there were 536 Cowan families living in Lancashire. This was about 24% of all the recorded Cowan's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Cowan families in 1891.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cowan surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.
In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the United Kingdom named Cowan. 10% of Cowan men worked as a General Labourer and 72% of Cowan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cowan were Incapacitated and Housewife. .