Francis Louis Cowell

Maleabout 1869–17 February 1944

Brief Life History of Francis Louis

When Francis Louis Cowell was born about 1869, his father, Thomas Cowell, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Rayner, was 34. He died on 17 February 1944, in Lezayre, Isle of Man, at the age of 76.

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Thomas Cowell
Elizabeth Rayner
Louisa Jane Cowell
Mary Ann Cowell
William Edwin Cowell
Frederick Allen Cowell Cowell
Francis Louis Cowell
Elizabeth Jane Cowell

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    World Events (2)


    Age 3

    The Education Act of 1872 marked an important turning point for the recognition and use of Gaelic within the education system.


    Age 9

    The Buchan School was founded on the Isle of Man.

    Name Meaning

    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 .

    Irish: shortened form of McCool .

    English: habitational name from any of the places in Lancashire and Gloucestershire called Cowhill, from Old English ‘cow’ + hyll ‘hill’, or from Cowleigh Park in Worcestershire. The modern pronunciation rhymes with trowell.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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