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Cowling History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



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.

Early Origins of the Cowling family


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

Early History of the Cowling family


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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.

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.

Early Notables of the Cowling family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cowling family to the New World and Oceana


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 [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)

Cowling Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

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

Cowling Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • John Cowling, aged 37, a labourer, who arrived in South Australia in 1851 aboard the ship "Marion" [2]CITATION[CLOSE]
    State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
  • John Cowling, aged 21, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"
  • Thomas Cowling, aged 19, who arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Burlington"

Cowling Settlers in New Zealand in the 19th Century

  • Charles Cowling, who arrived in Auckland, New Zealand aboard the ship "Queen of Beauty" in 1863
  • Mrs. Anne Cowling, (b. 1848), aged 29, Cornish settler departing on 31st October 1877 aboard the ship "Hereford" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 19th January 1878 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. James Henry Cowling, (b. 1870), aged 7, Cornish settler departing on 31st October 1877 aboard the ship "Hereford" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 19th January 1878 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Miss Mary E. Cowling, (b. 1871), aged 6, Cornish settler departing on 31st October 1877 aboard the ship "Hereford" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 19th January 1878 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • Mr. Samuel Cowling, (b. 1849), aged 28, Cornish farm labourer departing on 31st October 1877 aboard the ship "Hereford" arriving in Lyttelton, Canterbury, New Zealand on 19th January 1878 [3]CITATION[CLOSE]
    Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • John L. Cowling, American Democrat politician, Candidate in primary for Delegate to Michigan State Constitutional Convention from Wayne County 4th District, 1961 [4]CITATION[CLOSE]
    The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html
  • Peter "Mars" Cowling (1946-2018), English bass guitarist, best known for his work with Pat Travers
  • 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
  • ... (Another 2 notables are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

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Citations


  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. ^ State Records of South Australia. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) MARION 1851 - HER HISTORY. Retrieved http://www.slsa.sa.gov.au/BSA/1851Marion.htm
  3. ^ Cornwall Online Parish Clerks. (Retrieved 2018, April 30). Emigrants to Lyttelton 1858-84 [PDF]. Retrieved from http://www.opc-cornwall.org/Resc/pdfs/new_zealand_assisted.pdf
  4. ^ The Political Graveyard: Alphabetical Name Index. (Retrieved 2015, November 13) . Retrieved from http://politicalgraveyard.com/alpha/index.html

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