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Coward Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a keeper of cattle, Middle English cowherde, Old English cuhyrde, from cu ‘cow’ + hierde ‘herdsman’. (The surname has nothing to do with the modern English word coward, which is from Old French cuard, a pejorative term from coue ‘tail’ (Latin cauda) with reference to an animal with its tail between its legs.)

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


Similar surnames: Coard, Howard, Seward, Edward, Ward, Card, Cowart, Chard, Cord

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Coward Family Origin

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Coward Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    5%
  • Agricultural Labourer

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Joiner

    2%

In 1881, the most common Coward occupation in the UK was Farmer. 5% of Coward's were Farmers. Farmer, Agricultural Labourer and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Coward. A less common occupation for the Coward family was Joiner.

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Coward Historical Records

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Coward Life Expectancy

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