Cowen Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: variant spelling of Cowan.

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


Similar surnames: Cowey, Cowin, Gowen, Cowens, Coxen, Copen, Cowden, Lowe, Howen, Cowee

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Cowen Family Origin

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Cowen Family Occupations

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  • Farmer

    35%
  • School

    13%
  • Lumberman

    7%
  • Blacksmith

    4%

In 1881, Farmer, School and Lumberman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Cowen. The most common Cowen occupation in Canada was Farmer. 35% of Cowen's were Farmers. A less common occupation for the Cowen family was Blacksmith.

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Cowen Historical Records

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Cowen Life Expectancy

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Between 1945 and 2004, Cowen life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 1990. The average life expectancy for Cowen in 1945 was 73, and 73 in 2004.

Source: Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cowen

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