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

What did your Cowdrey ancestors do for a living?

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

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  • Agricultural Labourer

    6%
  • Club Servant

    4%
  • Dressmaker

    4%
  • Laundress

    4%

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

Cowdrey Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cowdrey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cowdrey 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cowdrey. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the UK, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Cowdrey. For the veterans among your Cowdrey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cowdrey Life Expectancy

What is the average Cowdrey lifespan?

Between 1957 and 2004, in the United States, Cowdrey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cowdrey in 1957 was 52, and 65 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cowdrey

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cowdrey 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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