What clan is Cowan?

Clan Colquhoun
The Cowans Family Clan Colquhoun likely take their name from the lands of Colquhoun in Dumbartonshire in the west of Scotland. Clan chief Sir Robert Kirkpatrick of Colquhoun inherited the lands of Luss in the 14th century when he married the daughter of the laird of Luss.

What does Cowan name mean?

hollow in the hill
Meaning:hollow in the hill. Cowan as a boy’s name is of Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Cowan is “hollow in the hill”.

Who was Cowan?

Cowan definition A worker in unmortared stone; a stonemason who has not served an apprenticeship. (freemasonry) A person who attempts to pass himself off as a Freemason without having experienced the rituals or going through the degrees. (slang) A sneak; an inquisitive or prying person.

How many people have the last name Cowan?

29,844 people
In the United States, the name Cowan is the 1,008th most popular surname with an estimated 29,844 people with that name.

Is there a Cowan tartan?

Scottish Tartans Society notes: This is a modern family tartan designed by the representer of the family of Cowan of Inveresk, in the parish of that name in Musselburgh.

Where did the name Cowan come from?

As a Scottish or Irish surname The name Cowan is first seen in the historical record in the UK and Ireland among Briton people in the Scottish and English borderlands. It derives from the old Gaelic MacEoghain or MacEoin (the “mac” prefix meaning “son of”) or the Gaelic given name Eoghan.

How do you pronounce ciwan?


  1. IPA: /d͡ʒɪˈwɑːn/
  2. Hyphenation: ci‧wan.

Is Cowan Scottish or Irish?

How do you say Cowen?

Break ‘cowen’ down into sounds: [KOH] + [UHN] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them. Record yourself saying ‘cowen’ in full sentences, then watch yourself and listen.