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The COWLING surname in the USA

Frequency Comparisons
Total Rank Frequency % Per million people
United States
United States (Current snapshot) 2,165 12982 0.001 8
United States (1880 census) 428 10920 0.001 9
Change since 1880 +1737 -2062 0 -1
Other Countries
Australia 875 1874 0.005 54
United Kingdom 3,425 1823 0.007 75
Top States for COWLING by Total
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Texas 301 6859 0.001 14
California 163 15988 0.000 5
Ohio 150 9529 0.001 13
Wisconsin 147 6047 0.003 27
Michigan 138 9716 0.001 14
Top States for COWLING by Frequency
State Total Rank in State Frequency % Per million people
Arkansas 123 2971 0.005 46
Wisconsin 147 6047 0.003 27
Wyoming 10 7512 0.002 20
Alaska 12 8523 0.002 19
Virginia 111 7019 0.002 16


'A figure of zero indicates that we don't have data for this name (usually because it's quite uncommon and our stats don't go down that far). It doesn't mean that there's no-one with that name at all!

For less common surnames, the figures get progressively less reliable the fewer holders of that name there are. This data is aggregated from several public lists, and some stats are interpolated from known values. The margin of error is well over 100% at the rarest end of the table!

For less common surnames, the frequency and "per million" values may be 0 even though there are people with that name. That's because they represent less than one in a million of the population, which ends up as 0 after rounding.

It's possible for a surname to gain in rank and/or total while being less common per million people (or vice versa) as there are now more surnames in the USA as a result of immigration. In mathematical terms, the tail has got longer, with a far larger number of less common surnames.

Figures for top states show firstly the states where most people called COWLING live. This obviously tends to be biased towards the most populous states. The second set of figures show where people called COWLING represent the biggest proportion of the population. So, in this case, there are more people called COWLING in Texas than any other state, but you are more likely to find a COWLING by picking someone at random in Arkansas than anywhere else.

Classification and Origin of COWLING

Region of origin: British Isles

Country of origin: England

Language of origin: English

Ethnic origin: English

Religious origin: Christian

Name derivation: Location or Geographical Feature

Data for religion and/or language relates to the culture in which the COWLING surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the language spoken, or religion practised, by the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Data for ethnic origin relates to the region and country in which the COWLING surname originated. It does not necessarily have any correlation with the ethnicity of the majority of current American citizens with that name.

Ethnic distribution of COWLING in the USA

Classification Total Percent
Black/African American 184 8.5
Mixed Race 42 1.94
White (Hispanic) 29 1.34
Native American/Alaskan 13 0.6
Asian/Pacific 8 0.37
White (Caucasian) 1,889 87.25

Ethnic distribution data shows the number and percentage of people with the COWLING surname who reported their ethnic background as being in these broad categories in the most recent national census.

Meaning of COWLING in historical publications

COWLING. Places in Suffolk, Kent, and Yorkshire.

Lower, Mark A (1860) Patronymica Britannica: a dictionary of the family names of the United Kingdom. London: J.R. Smith. Public Domain.

Similar names to COWLING

The following names have similar spellings or pronunciations as COWLING.

This does not necessarily imply a direct relationship between the names, but may indicate names that could be mistaken for this one when written down or misheard.

Matches are generated automatically by a combination of Soundex, Metaphone and Levenshtein matching.

Potential typos for COWLING

The following words are slight variants of COWLING that are likely to be possible typos or misspellings in written material.