Cowens Family History

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Cowens Name Meaning

Scottish and northeastern English: variant spelling of Scottish Cowans.

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


Similar surnames: Cowen, Bowens, Cowans, Gowens, Cosens, Gowans, Coveny, Gowins, Cowden

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Cowens Family Origin

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Cowens Family Occupations

What did your Cowens ancestors do for a living?

In 1881, the most common Cowens occupation in Canada was Farmer. 100% of Cowens's were Farmers.

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  • Farmer

    100%

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

Cowens Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 3,000 census records available for the last name Cowens. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Cowens 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 642 immigration records available for the last name Cowens. 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 Cowens. For the veterans among your Cowens ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Cowens Life Expectancy

What is the average Cowens lifespan?

Between 1962 and 2004, in the United States, Cowens life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1985, and highest in 1976. The average life expectancy for Cowens in 1962 was 76, and 70 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Cowens

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Cowens 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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Ella Fitzgerald1918 - 1996 (78)
Ansel Easton Adams1902 - 1984 (82)
Frank Lloyd Wright1867 - 1959 (91)
Abraham Lincoln1809 - 1865 (56)
Amelia Earhart1897 - 1939 (41)
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