Cowman Family History

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Cowman Name Meaning

English, Scottish, and Irish (of Norman origin): variant of Cumming.

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

Similar surnames: Colman, Bowman, Howman, Bowlan, Osman, Croman, Oman, Coleman, Corgan

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Cowman Family Origin

Where is the Cowman family from?

Cowman Family Occupations

What did your Cowman ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, a less common occupation for the Cowman family was Worsted Weaver. The most common Cowman occupation in the UK was Farmer. 6% of Cowman's were Farmers. Farmer, Grocer and Iron Moulder were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cowman.

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  • Farmer

  • Grocer

  • Iron Moulder

  • Worsted Weaver


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

Cowman Historical Records

What Cowman family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 12,000 census records available for the last name Cowman. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cowman 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 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Cowman. 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 Cowman. For the veterans among your Cowman ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cowman Life Expectancy

What is the average Cowman lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Cowman life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1968, and highest in 1980. The average life expectancy for Cowman in 1962 was 78, and 72 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cowman

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cowman 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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