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Mccowan Surname Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain. See McEwen

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names 2nd edition, 2022


Similar surnames: Mcgowan, Mcconn, Mcelwain, Mccrohan, Mccoin, Mcowen, Mccook, Mccolgan

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Where is the Mccowan family from?

You can see how Mccowan families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mccowan family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Mccowan families were found in USA in 1920. In 1891 there were 13 Mccowan families living in Lancashire. This was about 29% of all the recorded Mccowan's in United Kingdom. Lancashire had the highest population of Mccowan families in 1891.
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What did your Mccowan ancestors do for a living?

In 1939, Unpaid Domestic Duties was the top reported job for people in the United Kingdom named Mccowan. 92% of Mccowan women worked as an Unpaid Domestic Duties. .

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

Top Female Occupations In 1939

  • Unpaid Domestic Duties
    92%
  • Private Means
    9%
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Census Records

There are 23,000 census records available for the last name Mccowan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mccowan census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 3,000 immigration records available for the last name Mccowan. 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 Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Mccowan. For the veterans among your Mccowan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mccowan lifespan?

Between 1943 and 2004, in the United States, Mccowan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1956, and highest in 1996. The average life expectancy for Mccowan in 1943 was 57, and 73 in 2004.

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