Arthur, William (1857) An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names. New York: Sheldon, Blakeman. Public Domain.
There are approximately 16,949 people named Cowan in the UK. That makes it the 592nd most common surname overall. Out of every million people in the UK, approximately 268 are named Cowan.
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Related and similar surnamesCowans
The Cowan surname in historical dictionaries
An Etymological Dictionary of Family and Christian Names (1857)
Patronymica Britannica (1860)
Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.