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Origins of the Cowell surname

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About the Cowells

We have a total number of 52728 records for people with the last name Cowell.

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Where do most Cowells live?

In 1921, most Cowells lived in London.

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Interesting facts about Cowells

How common is your surname?

You have a rare surname! It's not in the top 1000 UK surnames!

We have 46,900 records for the Cowell surname. The oldest one dates back to 1557.

Who were Cowells most likely to marry?

Our Marriage record sets tell us which families married Cowells.

What are the most common Cowell first names?

  • John
  • William
  • Mary
  • Elizabeth

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Common jobs for Cowells

Men and women often performed different types of jobs, so these are displayed by gender to maintain their historical accuracy.

Common Female occupations for Cowells in 1921
Cotton Weaver




Domestic Servant




General Servant Domestic


Common Male occupations for Cowells in 1921
Agricultural Labourer


Coal Miner


Cotton Weaver


General Labourer




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