Cowell

This website has details of both Cowell and Hornby surnames, this is because I have recently discovered that my great great great grandfather James Cowell used the surname Hornby as well as the surname Cowell.

Spelling variations include: Coull, Coul, Cowill, Cowell, Cull, Cowles, Cowl, Cowle.

What does the surname Cowell name mean?

1. English: a name from places in Lancashire and Gloucestershire called Cowhill, which is from the Old English cu 'cow' + hyll 'hill'.

2. it is possibly also an Americanized form of Polish, Jewish, and Sorbian Kowal.

According to research, the origin of the name Cowell is Scottish. The Cowell Coat of Arms contains a silver shield with a red lion, and three red spur rowels in chief. The Crest is a hand holding a book. The family motto is "Cole Deum", this means "Worship God".

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Cowell Coat of Arms
Hornby

What does the surname Hornby name mean?

1. English (mainly Lancashire): Hornby is from any of the various places in northern England.Those in Lancashire and near Bedale in North Yorkshire are from the Old Norse name Horni 'horn' + Old Norse býr 'farm', 'settlement'. Hornby in the parish of Great Smeaton, North Yorkshire, is recorded in the Domes Day Book as Horenbodebi and probably has as its first element an Old Norse name composed of the elements horn 'horn' + boôi 'messenger'.

According to research, the origin of the name Hornby is English. The Hornby Coat of Arms contains a silver shield with three red bugle horns.

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Hornby Coat of Arms
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