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The Cowden surname finds its earliest origins with the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name is derived from Cuthbert in the patronymic form where it was used as son of Cutt.

Cowden Early Origins



The surname Cowden was first found in Norfolk. The Cowden variant come from Cowden, a small village and civil parish in the Sevenoaks District of Kent.

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Cowden Spelling Variations


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Cowden Spelling Variations



It is only in the last few hundred years that the English language has been standardized. For that reason, early Anglo-Saxon surnames like Cowden are characterized by many spelling variations. As the English language changed and incorporated elements of other European languages, even literate people changed the spelling of their names. The variations of the name Cowden include: Cutting, Cudden, Cudding, Cuttin, Cutten, Cuttan, Cuddan, Cuddin, Cuddon, Cuding, Cuting, Cuden, Cutin, Cutine, Cudan, Cudane, Coudan, Couding, Coutting, Coutten, Couttan, Couttin, Cutton and many more.

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Cowden Early History


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Cowden Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cowden research. Another 205 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1550 and 1595 are included under the topic Early Cowden History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cowden Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cowden Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cowden Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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The Great Migration


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The Great Migration



Many English families tired of political and religious strife left Britain for the new colonies in North Ameri ca. Although the trip itself offered no relief - conditions on the ships were extremely cramped, and many travelers arrived diseased, starving, and destitute - these immigrants believed the opportunities that awaited them were worth the risks. Once in the colonies, many of the families did indeed prosper and, in turn, made significant contributions to the culture and economies of the growing colonies. An inquiry into the early roots of North American families has revealed a number of immigrants bearing the name Cowden or a variant listed above:

Cowden Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Eman Cowden, who arrived in Virginia in 1650

Cowden Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Robert Cowden, who landed in America in 1806
  • John Cowden, who landed in America in 1808
  • Anne Cowden, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817
  • David Cowden, who landed in New York, NY in 1817
  • William Cowden, who arrived in New York, NY in 1817
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cowden Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Agnes Cowden, aged 19, arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1833 aboard the ship "Pacific" from Liverpool, England

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cowden (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cowden (post 1700)



  • Violet "Vi" Cowden (1916-2011), born Violet Thurn, an American aviator, member of the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) during World War II, one of the first women to fly American military planes
  • Albert Buckner Cowden (1879-1958), American football and basketball coach
  • John Peter Cowden (1917-2006), American radio broadcast actor, perhaps best known for his voice work on "Little Orphan Annie"
  • William "Bill" Cowden (1920-2007), American basketball player, active from 1940 to 1942, member of the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame
  • William J. W. Cowden, American Republican politician, West Virginia Republican State Chair, 1888-92; Postmaster at Wheeling, West Virginia, 1889-93
  • Julia Ann Cowden, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Texas, 1964 (alternate), 1972
  • George D. Cowden, American politician, U.S. Consular Agent in Lobos, 1924
  • F. Cowden, American politician, Mayor of Sapulpa, Oklahoma, 1955-56
  • Boyd Cowden, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Oklahoma, 1952
  • Blake Cowden, American Democrat politician, Candidate for U.S. Representative from Texas 3rd District, 1988
  • ... (Another 4 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. The Norman People and Their Existing Descendants in the British Dominions and the United States Of America. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0636-X).
    2. Colletta, John P. They Came In Ships. Salt Lake City: Ancestry, 1993. Print.
    3. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    4. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    5. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    6. Samuelsen, W. David. New York City Passenger List Manifests Index 1820 - 1824. North Salt Lake, Utah: Accelerated Indexing Systems International, 1986. Print.
    7. Humble, Richard. The Fall of Saxon England. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1975. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-987-8).
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    10. Zieber, Eugene. Heraldry in America. Philadelphia: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cowden Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cowden 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.

    This page was last modified on 13 November 2015 at 11:07.

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