Cowling Family History

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Cowling Name Meaning

English: variant of Colling.

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

Similar surnames: Colling, Bowling, Dowling, Collinge, Copping, Bowlin, Cooling

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Cowling Ethnicity Estimate

What are the common regions with the Cowling name?

These results combine data from everyone in the AncestryDNA® database with the last name Cowling. The Ancestry® ethnicity regions shown are top five most common on average for these people.

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  • England & Wales


  • Ireland & Scotland


  • Germanic Europe


  • Norway


  • Sweden


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Cowling Family Origin

Where is the Cowling family from?

Cowling Family Occupations

What did your Cowling ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer, School and Farm Labourer were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cowling. The most common Cowling occupation in Canada was Farmer. 23% of Cowling's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cowling family was School Teacher.

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  • Farmer

  • School

  • Farm Labourer

  • School Teacher


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

Cowling Historical Records

What Cowling family records will you find?

Census Record

There are 74,000 census records available for the last name Cowling. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cowling 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 5,000 immigration records available for the last name Cowling. 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 5,000 military records available for the last name Cowling. For the veterans among your Cowling ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cowling Life Expectancy

What is the average Cowling lifespan?

Between 1950 and 2004, in the United States, Cowling life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1960, and highest in 1998. The average life expectancy for Cowling in 1950 was 54, and 78 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cowling

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cowling 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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