Cowdint History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

The Cowdint family name is linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. Their name comes from Cuthbert in the patronymic form where it was used as son of Cutt.

Early Origins of the Cowdint family

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

Important Dates for the Cowdint family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cowdint research. Another 103 words (7 lines of text) covering the years 1550 and 1595 are included under the topic Early Cowdint History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Cowdint Spelling Variations

Until the dictionary, an invention of only the last few hundred years, the English language lacked any comprehensive system of spelling rules. Consequently, spelling variations in names are frequently found in early Anglo-Saxon and later Anglo-Norman documents. One person's name was often spelled several different ways over a lifetime. The recorded variations of Cowdint 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.

Early Notables of the Cowdint family (pre 1700)

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Migration of the Cowdint family

Thousands of English families boarded ships sailing to the New World in the hope of escaping the unrest found in England at this time. Although the search for opportunity and freedom from persecution abroad took the lives of many because of the cramped conditions and unsanitary nature of the vessels, the opportunity perceived in the growing colonies of North America beckoned. Many of the settlers who survived the journey went on to make important contributions to the transplanted cultures of their adopted countries. The Cowdint were among these contributors, for they have been located in early North American records: Richard Cutting and his brother William were amongst the first settlers in the New World. They left from Ipswich England on the ship "Elizabeth".

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