Last name: COWELL

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COWELL : This last name is indexed 67,555 times on Geneanet!

Origin of last name

COWELL : 1: Irish and Manx: shortened form of McCawell an Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Cathmhaoil ‘son of Cathmhaol’ (literally ‘battle chief’). Compare Caulfield. Alternatively a shortened form of Gaelic Mac (Giolla) Comhghaill ‘son of (the devotee of) Saint Comhghal’. Compare Cool.2: Irish: shortened form of McCool.3: English: habitational name from any of the places in Lancashire and Gloucestershire called Cowhill from Old English cū ‘cow’ + hyll ‘hill’ or from Cowleigh Park in Worcestershire. The modern pronunciation rhymes with trowell.4: English: variant of Cole in many English counties especially Essex with a similar pronunciation to either coal or Noel.5: Americanized form of Polish and perhaps also Rusyn (from Poland) or Jewish (from Poland) Kowal ‘blacksmith’.

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