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Where did the Irish Cowhy family come from? What is the Irish Cowhy family crest and coat of arms? When did the Cowhy family first arrive in the United States? Where did the various branches of the family go? What is the Cowhy family history?The name Cowhy originally appeared in Gaelic as O Cobhthaigh, from the word "cobhthach," which means victorious.
Many different spelling variations of the surname Cowhy were found in the archives researched. These included Scribes and church officials generally spelled a name as it sounded; as a result, a person's name could be spelt innumerable ways in his lifetime. Coffey, Caughey, Coffie, Coughey, Cauffey, Cauffy, Cauffie, Coffy, Coughay, Coffay, Coffeye and many more.
First found in County Cork, in Ireland, where the claim descent from the Irish monarch, Luy Mac Con, from the line of Ithe Kings, ancestor of Cobthach Fion, who in turn was the ancestor of the name Coffey or Caughey (both pronounced the same way).
This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cowhy research. Another 256 words(18 lines of text) covering the years 1580, 1700, 1745, and 1857 are included under the topic Early Cowhy History in all our PDF Extended History products.
Another 21 words(2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cowhy Notables in all our PDF Extended History products.
North America received thousands of Irish immigrants from the English-ruled Ireland during the 19th century. Once in the United States or what would become Canada, these immigrants quickly contributed to the ongoing settling and industrialization processes. The largest influx of Irish settlers occurred with Great Potato Famine of the late 1840s. An exhaustive examination of immigrant and passenger lists has shown many early immigrants bearing the surname of Cowhy: Barney, James, John, Michael and Patrick Coffey who all settled in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania between 1854 and 1868; Michael Coffey settled in Quebec in 1848.
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: Non providentia sed victoria
Motto Translation: No victory without foresight
The Cowhy Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cowhy 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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