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 Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cowie name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cowie. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • France


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


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Cowie Family Origin

Where is the Cowie family from?

Cowie Family Occupations

What did your Cowie ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cowie family was Agricultural Labourer. The most common Cowie occupation in the UK was Fisherman. 11% of Cowie's were Fishermans. Fisherman, Farmer and Coal Miner were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cowie.

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  • Fisherman

  • Farmer

  • Coal Miner

  • Agricultural Labourer


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

Cowie Historical Records

What Cowie family records will you find?

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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