Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Cowdry family lived in Berkshire. The name, however, refers to the area of Cordray, in Eure, Normandy, where the family lived prior to the Norman Conquest of England in 1066.
Early Origins of the Cowdry family
family seat from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
Early History of the Cowdry family
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Cowdry Spelling Variations
Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cowdry family name include Cowdrey, Cowdray, Cowderey, Cowderoy, Corderoy, Cordroy, Cowdroy, Cowdry, Cowdery and many more.
Early Notables of the Cowdry family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Cowdry family to the New World and Oceana
To escape the political and religious chaos of this era, thousands of English families began to migrate to the New World in search of land and freedom from religious and political persecution. The passage was expensive and the ships were dark, crowded, and unsafe; however, those who made the voyage safely were encountered opportunities that were not available to them in their homeland. Many of the families that reached the New World at this time went on to make important contributions to the emerging nations of the United States and Canada. Research into various historical records has revealed some of first members of the Cowdry family to immigrate North America:
Cowdry Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
Cowdry Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century
Contemporary Notables of the name Cowdry (post 1700)
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