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Cowger is an Anglo-Saxon name. The name was originally given to a sailor or master of a type of small boat called a cog in Old English. A cogger was a person who sailed such boats.

Cowger Early Origins



The surname Cowger was first found in Lincolnshire, where they held a family seat from ancient times. The earliest known bearer of the name was registered as Arnaldus Coggorius in the Pipe Rolls of Lincolnshire for 1195.

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Cowger Spelling Variations


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Cowger Spelling Variations



One relatively recent invention that did much to standardize English spelling was the printing press. However, before its invention even the most literate people recorded their names according to sound rather than spelling. The spelling variations under which the name Cowger has appeared include Cogger, Coggere, Cogere, Coger, Coggorius, Cowger and others.

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Cowger Early History


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Cowger Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cowger research. Another 247 words (18 lines of text) covering the years 1191, 1197, 1218, 1219, 1621, and 1628 are included under the topic Early Cowger History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cowger Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cowger Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cowger 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



At this time, the shores of the New World beckoned many English families that felt that the social climate in England was oppressive and lacked opportunity for change. Thousands left England at great expense in ships that were overcrowded and full of disease. A great portion of these settlers never survived the journey and even a greater number arrived sick, starving, and without a penny. The survivors, however, were often greeted with greater opportunity than they could have experienced back home. These English settlers made significant contributions to those colonies that would eventually become the United States and Canada. An examination of early immigration records and passenger ship lists revealed that people bearing the name Cowger arrived in North America very early:

Cowger Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Albion Cowger, aged 37, who emigrated to America, in 1909

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cowger (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cowger (post 1700)



  • William O. Cowger (1922-1971), American Republican politician, mayor of Louisville, Kentucky (1961-1965)
  • William Owen Cowger (1922-1971), American Republican politician, Member of Kentucky Republican State Central Committee, 1956-71; Mayor of Louisville, Kentucky, 1961-65

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1790. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
    2. 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).
    3. Shaw, William A. Knights of England A Complete Record from the Earliest Time to the Present Day of the Knights of all the Orders of Chivalry in England, Scotland, Ireland and Knights Bachelors 2 Volumes. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 080630443X).
    4. Williams, Dr Ann. And G.H. Martin . Domesday Book A Complete Translation. London: Penguin, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0-141-00523-8).
    5. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. Print.
    6. Marcharn, Frederick George. A Constitutional History of Modern England 1485 to the Present. London: Harper and Brothers, 1960. Print.
    7. Bede, The Venerable. Historia Ecclesiatica Gentis Anglorum (The Ecclesiastical History Of the English People). Available through Internet Medieval Sourcebook the Fordham University Centre for Medieval Studies. Print.
    8. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    9. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    10. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
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    The Cowger Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cowger 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 11:11.

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