is a fact that male Y-chromosome DNA gets passed intact from father to
son for generations, decades, even centuries. By counting “markers” on
various sites on an individual’s Y-chromosome DNA, the unique pattern
and individual differences for each family group is determined. Testing
can be ordered for 25 markers, 37 … 67. The more markers in a test the
more refined is the resulting DNA signature (or haplotype) for use in
comparing individuals. To date 15 men have been tested in the
Cowgill DNA project. Seven US Cowgills that have a DNA match,
three UK Cowgills that have a match, two Cougle/Cougill that have
several mutations and three men with another surname, two of whom have
a Cowgill match (this can be attributed to adoption or a non-paternity
event) and one that does not. More
volunteers would help expand the program and gather more data points.
If you are a Cowgill man and are willing to participate or just would
like more information, please contactour
DNA Project Administrator. Help is especially needed from individuals
the questionable lines mentioned above (e.g., Choguill).
If you would like to submit a query about Cowgills, send to our Query
Editor (see Contacts) for posting. Please
include your name and email address. Queries will be posted here.
Join Cowgill Cousins
you would like to join Cowgill Cousins, please contactour Membership Coordinator. Dues are $10 per year per family
include a subscription to our newsletter and help support this site and
The 2019 Cowgill Cousins Reunion
Date and place to be determined. Interested in hosting the reunion? Please let us know.