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


Similar surnames: Cowley, Cowden, Bowden, Corney, Courey, Bodley, Childrey, Woodley

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Cowdrey Family Origin

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Cowdrey Family Occupations

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Club Servant

    4%
  • Dressmaker

    4%
  • Laundress

    4%

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cowdrey family was Laundress. Agricultural Labourer, Club Servant and Dressmaker were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cowdrey. The most common Cowdrey occupation in the UK was Agricultural Labourer. 6% of Cowdrey's were Agricultural Labourers.

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Cowdrey Historical Records

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Cowdrey Life Expectancy

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