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Where did the Scottish Cowgill family come from? What is the Scottish Cowgill family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cowgill family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cowgill family history?A family in the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland was the first to use the name Cowgill. They lived in the lands of Cargill in east Perthshire where the family at one time had extensive territories.
In medieval Scotland, names were more often spelled according to sound than any regular set of rules. An enormous number of spelling variations were the result. Over the years, the name Cowgill has been spelled Cargill, Cargille, Carnigill, Cargile, Kergylle, Cargyle, Carrigle, McGirl and many more.
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cowgill research. Another 183 words(13 lines of text) covering the years 1283, 1457, 1681, 1619, 1681, 1638, 1643 and 1681 are included under the topic Early Cowgill History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 81 words(6 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cowgill Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
Some of the Cowgill family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 47 words(3 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included in all our PDF Extended History products.
In such difficult times, Ireland, Australia, and North America looked like better homes for many Scots. The trips were expensive and grueling, but also rewarding, as the colonies were havens for those unwelcome in the old country. That legacy did not die easily, though, and many were forced to fight for their freedom in the American War of Independence. The Scottish legacy has resurface in more recent times, though, through Clan societies, highland games, and other organizations. Immigration and passenger lists have shown many early immigrants bearing the old Scottish name of Cowgill:
Cowgill Settlers in the United States in the 17th Century
The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.
Motto: Domino confido
Motto Translation: Confide in the Lord.
The Cowgill Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cowgill Family Crest was drawn according to heraldic standards based on published blazons. We generally include the oldest published family crest once associated with each surname.
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