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Cowne History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms



Cowne is one of the many names that the Normans brought with them when they conquered England in 1066. The Cowne family lived in Kent, where they held lands and a family seat at Fairbourne (later Fairlawn).

Early Origins of the Cowne family


The surname Cowne was first found in Kent, where the Cowne family was anciently seated as Lords of the Manor of Fairbourne (later Fairlawn). At the taking of the Domesday Book in 1086, a survey initiated by Duke William after his conquest of England at Hastings in 1066, this estate was held by Hugh le Vendee, nephew of Herbert and Ralph de Courbepine from the tenant in chief, the Bishop of Bayeux, and it is from Hugh which the family is conjecturally descended.

Early History of the Cowne family


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Cowne Spelling Variations


Before the advent of the printing press and the first dictionaries, the English language was not standardized. Sound was what guided spelling in the Middle Ages, so one person's name was often recorded under several variations during a single lifetime. Spelling variations were common, even among the names of the most literate people. Known variations of the Cowne family name include Chowne, Chown, Chiowne, Chioune, Choon, Chiown, Cone, Chone, Cowne, Cown, Coun, Coune, Chune, Choone and many more.

Early Notables of the Cowne family (pre 1700)


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Migration of the Cowne family to the New World and Oceana


Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Cowne Settlers in Australia in the 19th Century

  • Francis Cowne, aged 18, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.
  • Margaret Cowne, aged 26, a farm servant, who arrived in South Australia in 1854 aboard the ship "Nugget" [1]CITATION[CLOSE]
    South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.

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Citations


  1. ^ South Australian Register Tuesday 4th July 1854. (Retrieved 2010, November 5) Nugget 1854. Retrieved http://www.theshipslist.com/ships/australia/nugget1854.shtml.

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