Cowie Family History

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Cowie Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from any of several places, especially one near Stirling, named Cowie, probably from Gaelic colldha, an adjective from coll ‘hazel’.

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

Similar surnames: Cowden, Dowie, Logie, Howie, Fowlie, Colie, Comte, Bowie, Cowick

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Cowie Family Origin

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Cowie Family Occupations

What did your Cowie ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, General Labourer and Unpaid Domestic Duties were the top reported jobs for men and women in the UK named Cowie. 21% of Cowie men worked as a General Labourer and 75% of Cowie women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cowie were General Labourer Heavy Worker and Domestic Duties Unpaid

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Incapacitated
  • General Labourer Heavy Worker

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Private Means
  • Incapacitated
  • Domestic Duties Unpaid

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Cowie Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 63,000 census records available for the last name Cowie. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cowie 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 13,000 immigration records available for the last name Cowie. 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 7,000 military records available for the last name Cowie. For the veterans among your Cowie ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cowie Life Expectancy

What is the average Cowie lifespan?

Between 1949 and 2004, in the United States, Cowie life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1949, and highest in 1962. The average life expectancy for Cowie in 1949 was 35, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cowie

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cowie 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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