Bowlen Family History

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Bowlen Name Meaning

Perhaps an Americanized spelling of Bohlen.

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

Similar surnames: Bolen, Bowser, Bowley, Bohlen, Bogen, Boylen, Bohley, Dowlen, Nowlen

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Bowlen Family Origin

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Bowlen Family Occupations

What did your Bowlen ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, Farmer and Servant were the top 2 reported jobs worked by Bowlen. The most common Bowlen occupation in Canada was Farmer. 50% of Bowlen's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

  • Servant


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Bowlen ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Bowlen Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 6,000 census records available for the last name Bowlen. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Bowlen census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 382 immigration records available for the last name Bowlen. 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 Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Bowlen. For the veterans among your Bowlen ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Bowlen Life Expectancy

What is the average Bowlen lifespan?

Between 1963 and 2004, in the United States, Bowlen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1975, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Bowlen in 1963 was 68, and 68 in 2004.

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An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Bowlen ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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