Cowper Family History

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Cowper Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Couper.

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


Similar surnames: Couper, Colter, Colyer, Cowher, Cofer, Corpe, Copper, Comer, Copes

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Cowper Family Origin

Where is the Cowper family from?

Cowper Family Occupations

What did your Cowper ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cowper occupation in the UK was Farmer. 9% of Cowper's were Farmers. Farmer, Annuitant and Carpenter were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cowper. A less common occupation for the Cowper family was Charwoman.

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  • Farmer

    9%
  • Annuitant

    3%
  • Carpenter

    2%
  • Charwoman

    2%

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

Cowper Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cowper. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cowper census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search 1891 UK census records for Cowper

Passenger List

There are 642 immigration records available for the last name Cowper. 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 Cowper. For the veterans among your Cowper ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cowper Life Expectancy

What is the average Cowper lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Cowper life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1972. The average life expectancy for Cowper in 1941 was 66, and 86 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cowper

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cowper 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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