Cowan Family History

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Cowan Name Meaning

Scottish: reduced form of McCowen.

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


Similar surnames: Gowan, Rowan, Coan, Cohan, Cogan, Cowen, Cowans, Cowin, Gowen, Dolan

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Cowan Family Origin

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Cowan Family Occupations

What did your Cowan ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, Going To School and Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cowan. A less common occupation for the Cowan family was Student. The most common Cowan occupation in Canada was Farmer. 44% of Cowan's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    44%
  • Going To School

    3%
  • Labourer

    3%
  • Student

    2%

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

Cowan Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cowan. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cowan 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cowan. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, 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 Cowan. For the veterans among your Cowan ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cowan Life Expectancy

What is the average Cowan lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Cowan life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Cowan in 1941 was 33, and 76 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cowan

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cowan 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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