Cowgill Family History

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Cowgill Name Meaning

English (mainly Lancashire): habitational name from any of several places named Cowgill or Cow Gill, for example in Cumbria, Yorkshire, and Lancashire; all are named with Old Norse gil ‘narrow valley’, ‘ravine’ with various first elements including Old English cu ‘cow’ and Old English col ‘(char)coal’.

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


Similar surnames: Coghill, Gill, Cowell, Cowick, Will, Dowdall, Cougill, Cogbill

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Cowgill Family Origin

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Cowgill Family Occupations

What did your Cowgill ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, a less common occupation for the Cowgill family was Laborer. Farmer, Farming and Keeping House were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cowgill. The most common Cowgill occupation in the USA was Farmer. 42% of Cowgill's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    42%
  • Farming

    5%
  • Keeping House

    5%
  • Laborer

    3%

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Cowgill Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cowgill. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cowgill 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 Cowgill. 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 Cowgill. For the veterans among your Cowgill ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cowgill Life Expectancy

What is the average Cowgill lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cowgill life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Cowgill in 1942 was 26, and 75 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cowgill

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cowgill 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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