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The annals of Scottish history reveal that Cowle was first used as a name by descendants of the Pictish tribe of ancient Scotland. The Cowle family lived in Coull, in Aberdeenshire. There is also another place so named, in the Highland Region, which may have independently given rise to this surname.

Cowle Early Origins



The surname Cowle was first found in Aberdeenshire (Gaelic: Siorrachd Obar Dheathain), a historic county, and present day Council Area of Aberdeen, located in the Grampian region of northeastern Scotland. Coull Castle was an 13th-century castle to the south of Coull. Only traces of the castle can be found today.

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Cowle Spelling Variations


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Cowle Spelling Variations



During the Middle Ages, there was no basic set of rules and scribes wrote according to sound. The correct spelling of Scottish names were further compromised after many haphazard translations from Gaelic to English and back. Spelling variations of the name Cowle include Coull, Coul, Cowill, Cowell, Cull, Cowles, Cowl, Cowle and many more.

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Cowle Early History


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Cowle Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cowle research. Another 211 words (15 lines of text) covering the years 1219 and 1567 are included under the topic Early Cowle History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cowle Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cowle Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cowle 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



Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cowle Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Thomas Cowle, aged 26, who arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Robert Cowle, aged 35, a farm labourer, who arrived in Otago aboard the ship "Dallam Tower" in 1875

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cowle (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cowle (post 1700)



  • William Cowle, American Republican politician, Mayor of Syracuse, New York, 1892

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Motto


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Motto



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: Cole Deum
Motto Translation: Worship God.


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Moncrieffe, Sir Ian of That Ilk and Don Pottinger. Clan Map Scotland of Old. Edinburgh: Bartholomew and Son, 1983. Print.
    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. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Skene, William Forbes Edition. Chronicles of the Picts, Chronicles of the Scots and Other Early Memorials of Scottish History. Edinburgh: H.M. General Register House, 1867. Print.
    6. Weis, Frederick Lewis, Walter Lee Sheppard and David Faris. Ancestral Roots of Sixty Colonists Who Came to New England Between 1623 and 1650 7th Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1992. Print. (ISBN 0806313676).
    7. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    8. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
    9. Leeson, Francis L. Dictionary of British Peerages. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1986. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1121-5).
    10. Crozier, William Armstrong Edition. Crozier's General Armory A Registry of American Families Entitled to Coat Armor. New York: Fox, Duffield, 1904. Print.
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    The Cowle Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cowle 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 26 November 2015 at 12:54.

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