Cowan heads of household in the 1911 census


Counties, DEDs and heads of households

Antrim: Ballyclare Urban: 1
Antrim: Ballyconnelly: 1
Antrim: Ballymena (No. 2) Urban (In 34 files): 1
Antrim: Ballymena Town: 1
Antrim: Broughshane: 4
Antrim: Carrickfergus Urban: 1
Antrim: Clifton: 6
Antrim: Court Ward: 2
Antrim: Dock Ward: 1
Antrim: Dock Ward (Belfast Clifton): 4
Antrim: Duncairn: 4
Antrim: Duncairn Ward: 1
Antrim: Falls: 2
Antrim: Falls (Belfast): 3
Antrim: Island Folly: 1
Antrim: Kilbride: 1
Antrim: Killoquin: 1
Antrim: Lisburn: 10
Antrim: Malone: 2
Antrim: Shankill: 2
Antrim: Slemish: 2
Antrim: Smithfield: 1
Antrim: St. Anne's Ward: 2
Antrim: St. George's: 4
Antrim: Templecorran: 1
Antrim: Templepatrick: 1
Antrim: White Abbey: 1
Antrim: Whitehouse: 1
Antrim: Windsor: 1
Antrim: Windsor Ward: 3
Antrim: Wood Vale Ward: 1
Armagh: Armagh North Urban: 1
Armagh: Armagh South Urban: 2
Armagh: Ballymyre: 5
Armagh: Belleek: 1
Armagh: Camlough: 2
Armagh: Crossaglen: 1
Armagh: Cullyhanna: 3
Armagh: Derrynoose: 1
Armagh: Glenanne: 1
Armagh: Keady: 2
Armagh: Lurgan Rural: 1
Armagh: Lurgan Urban: 1
Armagh: Mullaghbrack: 1
Armagh: Mullaglass: 2
Armagh: Mullahead (Rural): 1
Cavan: Ballintemple: 1
Cavan: Bilberry: 1
Cavan: Castlerahan: 1
Cavan: Derrin: 2
Cavan: Diamond: 1
Cavan: Drumcarban: 4
Cavan: Lurgan: 1
Cavan: Milltown: 1
Cavan: Virginia: 1
Cork: Blackrock: 1
Cork: Mallow: 1
Donegal: Ballymacool: 1
Donegal: Castlefinn: 1
Donegal: Convoy: 1
Donegal: Killymasny: 1
Donegal: Magheraboy: 2
Donegal: Rathmullan: 1
Donegal: St. Johnstown: 1
Donegal: Trntaghmucklagh: 1
Down: Annaclone: 1
Down: Ballyleny: 1
Down: Ballynahinch: 3
Down: Ballyward: 2
Down: Ballyworphy: 1
Down: Banbridge East Urban: 1
Down: Banbridge Rural: 2
Down: Banbridge West Urban: 1
Down: Bangor: 1
Down: Castlewellan: 1
Down: Coobane: 5
Down: Donaghmore: 2
Down: Dromore Urban: 1
Down: Drumbeg: 2
Down: Drumbo: 1
Down: Drumgath: 1
Down: Dundrum: 1
Down: Fofanny: 2
Down: Glasdrumman: 1
Down: Glaskermore: 2
Down: Hillsborough: 1
Down: Hollywood Urban: 4
Down: Holywood Urban: 1
Down: Kircubben: 1
Down: Loughbrickland: 1
Down: Maghera: 2
Down: Magherally: 5
Down: Newry North Urban: 3
Down: Newry Rural: 1
Down: Newry South: 2
Down: Newry West Urban: 1
Down: Newtownards South: 1
Down: Newtownards Urban: 3
Down: Ormeau: 4
Down: Ouley: 1
Down: Portaferry: 2
Down: Pottinger (part of): 6
Down: Quilly: 1
Down: Rathfryland: 1
Down: Tirkelly: 1
Down: Tullylish: 1
Down: Victoria (part of): 5
Dublin: Arran Quay: 1
Dublin: Fitzwilliam: 2
Dublin: Merchant's Quay: 1
Dublin: Merchants Quay (part of): 1
Dublin: Mountjoy: 3
Dublin: Newcastle: 1
Dublin: North City: 1
Dublin: Pembroke East: 1
Dublin: Rathmines & Rathgar East: 1
Dublin: Royal Exchange: 1
Dublin: Usher's Quay: 1
Dublin: Wood Quay (part of): 1
Fermanagh: Church Hill: 1
Fermanagh: Corralongford: 2
Fermanagh: Enniskillen Rural: 1
Fermanagh: Lisnaskea: 1
Fermanagh: Milltown: 2
Fermanagh: Newporton: 1
Galway: Eyrecourt: 1
Galway: Gort: 1
Galway: Pallas: 1
King's Co.: Birr Urban: 1
King's Co.: Cappancar: 1
Leitrim: Leitrim: 2
Londonderry: Ardmore: 1
Londonderry: Ballyronan: 1
Londonderry: Clady: 1
Londonderry: Eglinton: 1
Londonderry: Garvagh: 1
Londonderry: Lissan Upper: 1
Londonderry: Londonderry No. 5 Urban: 4
Londonderry: Londonderry Urban: 1
Londonderry: Londonderry Urban (1): 1
Londonderry: Londonderry Urban (4): 1
Londonderry: Magherafelt: 1
Londonderry: Moneyhaw: 1
Londonderry: Swatragh: 1
Longford: Ballymahon: 1
Longford: Ballymuigh: 1
Longford: Granard Urban: 1
Longford: Longford No. 1 Urban: 3
Louth: Drummullagh: 1
Louth: Dundalk Urban No. 2: 1
Mayo: Mayo: 1
Meath: Athboy: 1
Meath: Moynalty: 1
Monaghan: Ballybary Urban: 1
Monaghan: Castleshane: 1
Monaghan: Newbliss: 1
Tyrone: Attaclady: 1
Tyrone: Ballagh: 1
Tyrone: Dunnalong: 1
Tyrone: Fivemiletown: 1
Tyrone: Oritor: 2
Tyrone: The Sandholes: 1
Westmeath: Auburn: 1
Westmeath: Mullingar North Urban: 1
Westmeath: Sonna: 1
Wexford: Newtownbarry: 1

Click on the red marker on the map below for a link to the full 1911 census entry.

For background on how the map was made (and its flaws), see the relevant blog entry.

Surname Dictionary

Cowan numerous: Down and Ulster generally, Dublin. Ir. Mac Comhdhain, Ó Comhdhain. From a rare early personal name Comhghan. Also as MacCone. However, Cowan is a common Scottish name (of similar derivation) which may account for many in Ulster.
Cowen Very rare: E Ulster. See Cowan.
MacCowan rare: Antrim, Kerry etc.Ir. Mac Comhdhain. There is a Scottish connection but it is in any case a synonym of Mac Cone, q.v. MIF.
Macowan Very rare: Derry. Ir. Mac Comhdhain. See Mac Cone.
Ó Comhdhain Cowen, Cowan: deir Mac Giolla Iasachta go bhfuil an bun-sloinne imithe i léig ach freagraíonn Cowan do Mac Comhdhain i gCúige Uladh. Litriú nua: Ó Comhain.SI.
 

Variants in 1911, with total occurences

Cawan: 4
Cowan: 166
Cowen: 10
Cown: 1
McCowan: 1
McCowen: 8

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