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Cowgill Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from any of several places named Cowgill or Cow Gill, for example in Cumbria, Yorkshire, and Lancashire; all are named with Old Norse gil ‘narrow valley’, ‘ravine’ with various first elements including Old English cu ‘cow’ and Old English col ‘(char)coal’.

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


Similar surnames: Coghill, Gill, Cowell, Cowick, Will, Dowdall, Cougill, Cogbill

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Cowgill Family Origin

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Cowgill Family Occupations

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  • Cotton Weaver

    16%
  • Farmer

    8%
  • Butcher

    4%
  • Worsted Weaver

    4%

In 1881, Cotton Weaver, Farmer and Butcher were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cowgill. The most common Cowgill occupation in the UK was Cotton Weaver. 16% of Cowgill's were Cotton Weavers. A less common occupation for the Cowgill family was Worsted Weaver.

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Cowgill Historical Records

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Cowgill Life Expectancy

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