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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 settled in Barbados in 1635
  • Benjamin Cowley settled in New England in 1635
  • Bryan Cowley, aged 30, arrived in Barbados in 1635
  • William Cowley, aged 20, landed in Virginia in 1635
  • William Cowley, who arrived in Virginia in 1647
  • ... (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
  • Agnes Cowley, who arrived in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1746
  • Mary Cowley settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1765
  • Robert Cowley settled in Maryland in 1774

Cowley Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Sarah Cowley, aged 29, landed in Massachusetts in 1813
  • Sarah Cowley settled in Boston Massachusetts in 1823
  • Patrick Cowley settled in New York State in 1823
  • Andrew Cowley, who arrived in Mobile, Ala in 1856
  • John Cowley, who landed in Mobile, Ala in 1858
  • ... (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 [1]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Navarino" in 1837 [2]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [3]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [3]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [3]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 arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Charles Kerr" in 1840 [3]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 arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • Robert H. Cowley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • George Cowley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • Walter Cowley arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Mermaid" in 1859
  • Jane Cowley 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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Citations


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Citations



  1. ^ 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)
  2. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) NAVARINO 1837. Retrieved from http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1837Navarino.htm
  3. ^ 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. Chadwick, Nora Kershaw and J.X.W.P Corcoran. The Celts. London: Penguin, 1970. Print. (ISBN 0140212116).
  2. Johnson, Daniel F. Irish Emigration to New England Through the Port of Saint John, New Brunswick Canada 1841-1849. Baltimore, Maryland: Clearfield, 1996. Print.
  3. Vicars, Sir Arthur. Index to the Prerogative Wills of Ireland 1536-1810. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. Print.
  4. Land Owners in Ireland. Genealogical Publishing. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-1203-3).
  5. Bell, Robert. The Book of Ulster Surnames. Belfast: Blackstaff, 1988. Print. (ISBN 10-0856404160).
  6. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
  7. Read, Charles Anderson. The Cabinet of Irish Literature Selections from the Works of the Chief Poets, Orators and Prose Writers of Ireland 4 Volumes. London: Blackie and Son, 1884. Print.
  8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
  9. Browning, Charles H. Americans of Royal Descent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
  10. Leyburn, James Graham. The Scotch-Irish A Social History. Chapel Hill: UNC Press, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0807842591).
  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.

This page was last modified on 27 October 2016 at 13:36.

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