Cowherd Family History

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Cowherd Name Meaning

English: variant of Coward, perhaps a deliberate respelling by a bearer anxious to avoid association with the unrelated modern English word coward.

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


Similar surnames: Coward, Copper, Comer, Cowher, Cothern, Cowdery, Howard, Coomer

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Cowherd Family Origin

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Cowherd Family Occupations

What did your Cowherd ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cowherd occupation in Canada was Clerk. 17% of Cowherd's were Clerks. Clerk, Farmer and Fireman Gt were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cowherd. A less common occupation for the Cowherd family was Machinist.

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  • Clerk

    17%
  • Farmer

    17%
  • Fireman Gt

    17%
  • Machinist

    17%

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

Cowherd Historical Records

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Census Record

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

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Cowherd Life Expectancy

What is the average Cowherd lifespan?

Between 1942 and 2004, in the United States, Cowherd life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1942, and highest in 1989. The average life expectancy for Cowherd in 1942 was 33, and 68 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cowherd

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cowherd 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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