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Origins Available: English, Scottish


It is generally believed that this name comes from a Breton personal name, derived from element "cam," meaning "bent," or "crooked;" or perhaps from the herb called "cummin" (cumin). Or the name may have come from the place name Comines, in Flanders, Northern France.

Cowman Early Origins



The surname Cowman was first found in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, and Yorkshire in England, in the 12th and 13th centuries. Robert of Comyn (Comines,) a noble who accompanied William the Conqueror in 1066 and was made Earl of Northumberland. Today Commins is a small hamlet in Denbighshire and Commins Coch is a small village in the county of Powys, Wales.

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Cowman Spelling Variations


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Cowman Spelling Variations



Spelling variations of this family name include: Cumin, Cumins, Cumine, Cummin, Cummins, Cummine, Comings, Comins, Commin and many more.

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Cowman Early History


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Cowman Early History



This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Cowman research. Another 973 words (70 lines of text) covering the years 1124, 1153, 1133, 1302, 1296, 1306, 1289, 1667 and 1740 are included under the topic Early Cowman History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cowman Early Notables (pre 1700)


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Cowman Early Notables (pre 1700)



Outstanding amongst the family at this time was Alexander Comyn (d. 1289), Earl of Buchan, a Scotish-Norman nobleman, son of William Comyn and Marjory, Countess of Buchan, the...

Another 27 words (2 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Cowman Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

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Cowman In Ireland


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Cowman In Ireland



Some of the Cowman family moved to Ireland, but this topic is not covered in this excerpt. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) about their life in Ireland is included 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:

Cowman Settlers in United States in the 19th Century

  • John Cowman, who landed in New York, NY in 1817

Cowman Settlers in United States in the 20th Century

  • Annie Cowman, aged 8, who emigrated to the United States from Wallsend, England, in 1910
  • Mary Isabella Cowman, aged 30, who emigrated to America from Wallsend, England, in 1910
  • Robert Arthur Cowman, aged 49, who landed in America from New Mills, England, in 1919
  • Robert H. Cowman, aged 33, who emigrated to the United States from Leeds, England, in 1920
  • Stanley James Cowman, aged 5, who landed in America from Leeds, England, in 1920
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Cowman Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • S. Cowman arrived in Adelaide, Australia aboard the ship "Childe Harold" in 1849
  • Mary Cowman, aged 22, a kitchen maid, arrived in South Australia in 1853 aboard the ship "Epaminondas"
  • Bridget Cowman, aged 24, a farm servant, arrived in South Australia in 1857 aboard the ship "Tantivy"

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Contemporary Notables of the name Cowman (post 1700)


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Contemporary Notables of the name Cowman (post 1700)



  • Charles Elmer Cowman (1868-1924), American missionary evangelist in Japan, one of the cofounders of the Oriental Missionary Society and The Cowman Memorial Bible Training Institute
  • Lettie Burd Cowman (1870-1960), American author and co-founder of The Oriental Missionary Society, wife of Charles Elmer Cowman
  • Dick Cowman (b. 1949), English retired rugby union international player who represented England (1971 to 1973)
  • Stanley Corbett Cowman (1923-2003), New Zealand cricket umpire

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Citations


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Citations



    Other References

    1. Mills, A.D. Dictionary of English Place-Names. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1991. Print. (ISBN 0-19-869156-4).
    2. Holt, J.C. Ed. Domesday Studies. Woodbridge: Boydell, 1987. Print. (ISBN 0-85115-477-8).
    3. Hitching, F.K and S. Hitching. References to English Surnames in 1601-1602. Walton On Thames: 1910. Print. (ISBN 0-8063-0181-3).
    4. Magnusson, Magnus. Chambers Biographical Dictionary 5th edition. Edinburgh: W & R Chambers, 1990. Print.
    5. Sanders, Joanne McRee Edition. English Settlers in Barbados 1637-1800. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing. Print.
    6. Robb H. Amanda and Andrew Chesler. Encyclopedia of American Family Names. New York: Haper Collins, 1995. Print. (ISBN 0-06-270075-8).
    7. Matthews, John. Matthews' American Armoury and Blue Book. London: John Matthews, 1911. Print.
    8. Library of Congress. American and English Genealogies in the Library of Congress. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing, 1967. Print.
    9. Hinde, Thomas Ed. The Domesday Book England's Heritage Then and Now. Surrey: Colour Library Books, 1995. Print. (ISBN 1-85833-440-3).
    10. 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, 1968. Print.
    11. ...

    The Cowman Family Crest was acquired from the Houseofnames.com archives. The Cowman 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 28 January 2015 at 08:13.

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