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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, arrived in Lyttelton, New Zealand aboard the ship "Apelles" in 1874
  • Robert Cowle, aged 35, a farm labourer, 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. Le Patourel, John. The Norman Empire. New York: Oxford University Press, 1976. Print. (ISBN 0-19-822525-3).
    2. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    3. Fairbairn,. Fairbain's book of Crests of the Families of Great Britain and Ireland, 4th Edition 2 volumes in one. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1968. Print.
    4. Papworth, J.W and A.W Morant. Ordinary of British Armorials. London: T.Richards, 1874. Print.
    5. Scarlett, James D. Tartan The Highland Textile. London: Shepheard-Walwyn, 1990. Print. (ISBN 0-85683-120-4).
    6. Burke, John Bernard Ed. The Roll of Battle Abbey. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    7. Filby, P. William and Mary K Meyer. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index in Four Volumes. Detroit: Gale Research, 1985. Print. (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8).
    8. Bradford, William. History of Plymouth Plantation 1620-1647 Edited by Samuel Eliot Morrison 2 Volumes. New York: Russell and Russell, 1968. Print.
    9. Warner, Philip Warner. Famous Scottish Battles. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1996. Print. (ISBN 0-76070-004-4).
    10. Burke, Sir Bernard. Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Peerage and Baronetage, The Privy Council, Knightage and Compainonage. London: Burke Publishing, 1921. 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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