Cowan Name Study

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About the Project

The Cowan Name Study project serves as a collaborative platform to collect information on the Cowan name. The hope is that other researchers like you will join the study to help make it a valuable reference point for other genealogists who are researching or have an interest in the Cowan name.

As a One Name Study, this project is not limited to persons who are related biologically. Individual studies can be used to branch out the research into specific methods and areas of interest, such as geographically (England Cowan's), by time period (18th Century Cowan's), or by topic (Cowan DNA, Cowan Occupations, Cowan Statistics). These studies may also include a number of family branches which have no immediate link with each other. Some researchers may even be motivated to go beyond the profile identification and research stage to compile fully sourced, single-family histories of some of the families they discover through this name study project.

Also see the related surnames and surname variants.

How to Join

To join the Cowan Name Study, first start out by browsing our current research pages to see if there is a specific study ongoing that fits your interests. If so, feel free to add your name to the Membership list below, post an introduction comment on the specific team page, and then dive right in!

If a research page does not yet exist for your particular area of interest, please contact the Name Study Coordinator: Name for assistance.

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Once you are ready to go, you can also show your project affiliation with the ONS Member Sticker:


Research Pages

Here are some of the current research pages included in the study. I'll be working on them, and could use your help!


Related Surnames and Surname Variants


Space Profile for the Cowan Name Study

The purpose of this is to find profiles of people named Cowan and to bring them together. As of July 2018, a few branches have been found on WikiTree.

1. James Cowan, born about 1865 in Scotland, probably in Dumfriesshire.

James Cowan - Descendants -

2. John Cowan, ancestor of the Massachusetts branch of the Cowan family.

John Cowan - Descendants -

3. Thomas Cowan, ancestor of the Ontario, Canada, branch of the Cowan family. Thomas Cowan - Descendants -

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Hi. Im a Cowan from across the pond, in Australia, so is the Cowan Project relevant to me and mine?
posted by Rick (C) Cowan
Hi Rick

This name study is for Cowans from all locations.

posted by Jacqueline Baxter
My oldest record is of John Cowan, born around 1800 and lived in the Parish Of Tynan, Armagh, Ireland. He and his wife, Margaret Mitchell, had eight children: Frances, William, and John (John stayed in Ireland ). Daughters Eliza (Fair), Sarah (Jeffers), Suzzana (Brown?), Margaret (Hastings), Mary jane ( Hughes). Through DNA, I have found John had a 1/2 sibling George Cowan 1795. also that Cowan is from Scotland but lived in Northern Ireland in the 1800s, most likely before this. I you have done your DNA on ancestry GEDmatch, FamilyTree DNA , Find my pass please look and see if you match Thomas Cowan(my brother) Alexander James Cowan, my father 23&me, Jane Cowan on all that me thank you
posted by Jane Cowan
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