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Irish names tend to vary widely in their spelling and overall form. The original Gaelic form of the name Cowling 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.

Cowling Early Origins



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

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Cowling Spelling Variations


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Cowling Spelling Variations



Spelling rules had not yet evolved in medieval Scotland, some names dating from that era often appear many different ways. Some spelling variations of Cowling include 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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Cowling Early History


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Cowling Early History



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

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Cowling Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cowling Early Notables (pre 1700)



More information is included under the topic Early Cowling 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



The Boernician-Scottish people who came to North America were often nearly penniless when they arrived, and brought very few personal effects with them. Much Scottish heritage was lost in the process, and it is only this century that highland games, Clan societies, and other patriotic Scottish organizations have helped the ancestors of Scots to rediscover their national legacy. Cowlings were some of the first of the immigrants to arrive in North America:

Cowling Settlers in United States in the 17th Century

  • Jos Cowling, who arrived in Virginia in 1650

Cowling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • Joseph Cowling, aged 48, landed in New York in 1812
  • James Cowling, who landed in Allegany (Allegheny) County, Pennsylvania in 1840

Cowling Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Cowling, aged 37, a labourer, arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion"
  • John Cowling, aged 21, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • Thomas Cowling, aged 19, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"

Cowling Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Cowling arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • H. Cowling arrived in Wellington, New Zealand aboard the ship "Tongariro" in 1888

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cowling (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cowling (post 1700)



  • Gary Cowling (b. 1961), American stage and motion-picture actor
  • Bruce Cowling (1919-1986), American film and television actor who appeared in twenty films including Battleground (1949), Cause for Alarm! (1951) and To Hell and Back (1955)
  • William C. Cowling, American Republican politician, Member of Wisconsin State Assembly from Winnebago County 1st District; Elected 1902
  • John L. Cowling, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 4th District, 1961
  • Robin James Cowling (b. 1944), former English rugby union player
  • Marlene Cowling (b. 1941), Canadian politician, member of the Canadian House of Commons from 1993 to 1997
  • Michael George Cowling (b. 1949), Australian pure mathematician
  • Thomas George Cowling FRS (1906-1990), English astronomer, recipient of the Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society in 1956
  • David Roy "Dave" Cowling (b. 1958), English former professional footballer
  • Brenda Rose Cowling (1925-2010), English actress from Islington, London
  • ... (Another 1 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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See Also


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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    2. Tepper, Michael Ed & Elizabeth P. Bentley Transcriber. Passenger Arrivals at the Port of Philadelphia 1800-1819. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1986. Print.
    3. Fitzgerald, Thomas W. Ireland and Her People A Library of Irish Biography 5 Volumes. Chicago: Fitzgerald. Print.
    4. Skordas, Guest. Ed. The Early Settlers of Maryland an Index to Names or Immigrants Complied from Records of Land Patents 1633-1680 in the Hall of Records Annapolis, Maryland. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1992. Print.
    5. Bowman, George Ernest. The Mayflower Reader A Selection of Articales from The Mayflower Descendent. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. 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.
    7. Donovan, George Francis. The Pre-Revolutionary Irish in Massachusetts 1620-1775. Menasha, WI: Geroge Banta Publsihing Co., 1932. Print.
    8. Bolton, Charles Knowles. Bolton's American Armory. Baltimore: Heraldic Book Company, 1964. Print.
    9. Somerset Fry, Peter and Fiona Somerset Fry. A History of Ireland. New York: Barnes and Noble, 1993. Print. (ISBN 1-56619-215-3).
    10. Woodham-Smith, Cecil. The Great Hunger Ireland 1845-1849. New York: Old Town Books, 1962. Print. (ISBN 0-88029-385-3).
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    The Cowling Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cowling 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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