History of your Surname
Get access to Bouwens family records.Start a free trial

Bouwens Family History

Bouwens Name Meaning

Dutch and Flemish: patronymic with the genitive suffix -s from Bouwen a short form of the personal name Boudewijn from an ancient Germanic name composed of the elements bald ‘bold brave’ + wine ‘friend’ (see Baldwin ).

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Bowens, Bauwens, Bowers, Gowens, Boelens, Cowens, Brouwers, Bowns

Search for a relative to learn more about your family history.

Hint: Try searching for a relative alive in 1940.

Black & white image of a young woman scientist

Where is the Bouwens family from?

You can see how Bouwens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bouwens family name was found in the USA, the UK, and Canada between 1880 and 1920. The most Bouwens families were found in USA in 1920. In 1911 there was 1 Bouwens family living in British Columbia. This was 100% of all the recorded Bouwens's in Canada. British Columbia had the highest population of Bouwens families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bouwens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bouwens ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Farmer and Waitress were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Bouwens. 50% of Bouwens men worked as a Farmer and 50% of Bouwens women worked as a Waitress. Some less common occupations for Americans named Bouwens were Farm Laborer and Seamstress. .

View Census Data for Bouwens | Data not to scale

*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

United States shown, Canada data unavailable

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Farmer
    50%
  • Laborer
    38%
  • Farm Laborer
    13%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Waitress
    50%
  • Seamstress
    50%
Black & white image of two construction labourers

What Bouwens family records will you find?

Census Records

There are 898 census records available for the last name Bouwens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bouwens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

Search Canadian census records for Bouwens

Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bouwens. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in Canada, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

View all Bouwens immigration records

Draft Cards

There are 160 military records available for the last name Bouwens. For the veterans among your Bouwens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

View all Bouwens military records

You've only scratched the surface of Bouwens family history

Discover More

What is the average Bouwens lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Bouwens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1966, and highest in 1986. The average life expectancy for Bouwens in 1954 was 62, and 79 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Bouwens

Discover the unique achievements of ancestors in the Bouwens family tree

Explore Your Tree
Search for another surname
Start a 14-Day Free Trial