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Cowey Family History

Cowey Name Meaning

Southeastern English: habitational name from Cowey Green in Essex. Northern English: variant spelling of Scottish Cowie, found chiefly in County Durham.

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


Similar surnames: Cowen, Corey, Howey, Coley, Cowley, Coey, Coney, Cosey, Cobey, Cowee

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Where is the Cowey family from?

You can see how Cowey families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Cowey family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Cowey families were found in the UK in 1891. In 1911 there were 7 Cowey families living in Ontario. This was about 44% of all the recorded Cowey's in Canada. Ontario had the highest population of Cowey families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Cowey surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Cowey ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Housewife were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Cowey. 58% of Cowey men worked as a Farmer.

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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.

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Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Farmer
    58%
  • Laborer
    24%
  • Salesman
    7%
  • Manager
    5%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Housewife
    100%
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What Cowey family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 7,000 census records available for the last name Cowey. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cowey 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 956 immigration records available for the last name Cowey. 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 Cards

There are 593 military records available for the last name Cowey. For the veterans among your Cowey ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Cowey lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Cowey life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1978, and highest in 1966. The average life expectancy for Cowey in 1963 was 76, and 62 in 2004.

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