Last name: Cowan
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The spelling of the name ending en or an was a way in times gone by of knowing who was a protestant and who was a catholic in Ireland. All of them originally came from Scotland, but families split along religious lines during the reformation. Some of my relatives spell their surname Cowen some Cowan. Nowadays it just seems to be mistakes that are made on birth certificates
My grandfather came to America with my grandmother from Scotland in probably the 40s. My father and his siblings were born here.
my dad is Scottish yay!!!. that's something we never new
There are New Zealand Cowans too. My Grandfather emigrated here from Kirkcaldy, Scotland with his family when he was a toddler. Cool to hear that there are lots of us in North and South America.
Any Cowans follow me on twitter @Acey_11 haha thanks
I was adopted at birth, just found out my biological dad's name was Cowan! Scottish...that explains the freckles
charmel a Joiner
I am a Cowna also, however, considered African American, Oby T. Cowan born a slave was of Irsih ANcestry our distant relative and 13 children were born. Because of our Irish Ancestry, Members in our family have very light skin. Considered "high Yellow", freckles and beautiful eyes and smiles.... We could be related a direct blood line.
My grandfather came from Scotland and some of my family still live there, it's such a beautiful place
My GGGGreat Grandma Elizabeth Cowan came to the U.S. in the late 1700's. We have been searching for years to find more on her and her husband Josiah Ramsey and hit a dead end every time. Is anyone related?