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Bowens Name Meaning

English, of Welsh origin: variant of Bowen, with the addition of the regular English patronymic suffix -s. Altered spelling of Dutch Bouwens, a variant of Bauwens.

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

Similar surnames: Owens, Bivens, Cowens, Bouwens, Bowen, Boles, Boden, Gowans, Bowns

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Where is the Bowens family from?

You can see how Bowens families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Bowens family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1840 and 1920. The most Bowens families were found in the USA in 1880. In 1911 there were 15 Bowens families living in Manitoba. This was about 34% of all the recorded Bowens's in Canada. Manitoba had the highest population of Bowens families in 1911.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Bowens surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Bowens ancestors do for a living?

In 1921, Farmer was the top reported job for people in the CA named Bowens. .

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

Top Male Occupations in 1921

  • Farmer
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Census Records

There are 17,000 census records available for the last name Bowens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowens census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Bowens. 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.

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Draft Cards

There are 3,000 military records available for the last name Bowens. For the veterans among your Bowens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Bowens lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Bowens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1953, and highest in 1963. The average life expectancy for Bowens in 1948 was 43, and 64 in 2004.

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