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Multiple Origins for the Surname Cowley


Irish


Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Cowley is Mac Giolla Chuille. Cuille has been suggested to be an abbreviation of Mochuille, the name of a saint. However, other origins also exist for this name.

Cowley Early Origins



The surname Cowley was first found in Ulster (Irish: Ulaidh), where they held a family seat from very ancient times.

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Cowley Spelling Variations


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Cowley Spelling Variations



Spelling variations occur frequently in Scottish names that date from the medieval era. They result from a general lack of grammatical rules and the tendency to spell names according to sound. Cowley has been spelled Cooley, Cooling, Cowley, Cully, Colly, McCooley, Coaley, Coolyng, Couley, Colley, McCowley, Cooleng, McCoolay, Coolay, Collay, Cullay, Cowleigh, Culleigh and many more.

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Cowley Early History


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Cowley Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cowley research. Another 231 words (16 lines of text) covering the years 1618, 1667, 1743, and 1809 are included under the topic Early Cowley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cowley Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cowley Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cowley 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



In the 20th century, the ancestors of many of those Boernician-Scottish people still populate North Ameri ca. They distributed themselves on either side of the border at the time of the War of Independence. United Empire Loyalists went north to Canada and those who wanted a new nation stayed south. Both groups went on to found great nations. Some of the first North American settlers with Cowley name or one of its variants:

Cowley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Bryan Cowley, who settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Benjamin Cowley, who settled in New England in 1635
  • Bryan Cowley, aged 30, who arrived in Barbados in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Cowley, aged 20, who landed in Virginia in 1635 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • William Cowley, who arrived in Virginia in 1647 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cowley Settlers in United States in the 18th Century

  • Antho Cowley, who landed in Virginia in 1719 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Agnes Cowley, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Mary Cowley, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765
  • Robert Cowley, who settled in Maryland in 1774

Cowley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Cowley, aged 29, who landed in Massachusetts in 1813 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • Sarah Cowley, who settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1823
  • Patrick Cowley, who settled in New York State in 1823
  • Andrew Cowley, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1856 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • John Cowley, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1858 [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cowley Settlers in Canada in the 19th Century

  • Miss. Noreen Cowley, aged 5 who emigrated to Canada, arriving at the Grosse Isle Quarantine Station in Quebec aboard the ship "Bee" departing from the port of Cork, Ireland but died on Grosse Isle in May 1847 [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 22)

Cowley Settlers in Canada in the 20th Century

  • P Cowley, who arrived in Saint John, New Brunswick in 1907

Cowley Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Albion Cowley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  • Robert Fisher Cowley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm
  • Sarah Cowley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm
  • Joseph Fisher Cowley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm
  • Thomas Cowley, who arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cowley Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Robert Cowley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • Robert H. Cowley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • George Cowley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • Walter Cowley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • Jane Cowley, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cowley (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cowley (post 1700)



  • Neil Cowley (b. 1972), American contemporary jazz pianist
  • Matthew Cowley (1897-1953), American missionary
  • Samuel P. Cowley (1899-1934), American agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Robert Cowley, American military historian
  • Patrick Joseph Cowley (1950-1982), American disco and Hi-NRG dance music composer and recording artist
  • Joseph Alan Cowley (b. 1958), former American professional baseball pitcher
  • James A. Cowley, American Republican politician, Delegate to Republican National Convention from Illinois, 1912
  • Harold Cowley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Kentucky, 1964
  • Charles Cowley, American Republican politician, Candidate in primary for Mayor of Erie, Pennsylvania, 1955
  • Anne Cowley, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Iowa, 2004
  • ... (Another 26 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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  1. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)
  2. ^ Charbonneau, André, and Doris Drolet-Dubé. A Register of Deceased Persons at Sea and on Grosse Île in 1847. The Minister of Canadian Heritage, 1997. ISBN: 0-660-198/1-1997E (p. 22)
  3. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  4. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) CHARLES KERR 1840. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1840CharlesKerr.htm

Other References

  1. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
  2. Harris, Ruth-Ann and B. Emer O'Keefe. The Search for Missing Friends Irish Immigrant Advertisements Placed in the Boston Pilot Volume II 1851-1853. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1991. Print.
  3. Best, Hugh. Debrett's Texas Peerage. New York: Coward-McCann, 1983. Print. (ISBN 069811244X).
  4. Egle, William Henry. Pennsylvania Genealogies Scotch-Irish and German. Harrisburg: L.S. Hart, 1886. Print.
  5. MacLysaght, Edward. Irish Families Their Names, Arms and Origins 4th Edition. Dublin: Irish Academic, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-7165-2364-7).
  6. Burke, Sir Bernard. General Armory Of England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Ramsbury: Heraldry Today. Print.
  7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
  8. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  9. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  10. Rasmussen, Louis J. . San Francisco Ship Passenger Lists 4 Volumes Colma, California 1965 Reprint. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1978. Print.
  11. ...

The Cowley Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cowley 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.

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