Cowles Family History

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Cowles Name Meaning

English: patronymic form of Cole.

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

Similar surnames: Coles, Mowles, Powles, Fowles, Rowles, Cowley, Knowles, Vowles, Colen

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Cowles Family Origin

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Cowles Family Occupations

What did your Cowles 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 Cowles. 3% of Cowles men worked as a General Labourer and 48% of Cowles women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. Some less common occupations for Americans named Cowles were Coal Hewer and Unpaid Household Duties

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Top Male Occupations in 1939

  • General Labourer
  • Farmer
  • Builders Labourer
  • Coal Hewer

Top Female Occupations in 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
  • Unpaid Domestic
  • Housewife
  • Unpaid Household Duties

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

Cowles Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 59,000 census records available for the last name Cowles. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cowles 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 7,000 immigration records available for the last name Cowles. 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 15,000 military records available for the last name Cowles. For the veterans among your Cowles ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cowles Life Expectancy

What is the average Cowles lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cowles life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cowles in 1942 was 45, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cowles

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cowles 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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